James the Great, apostle

Other names

Jacobus, Seamus, Iago

Introduction

Although a cult exists also of St James the Less (also an apostle), most commemorations unless otherwise indicated cam be assumed to relate to James the Great. His cult in Compostela already was strong before 1000, but his popularity seems to have risen in the 12th and 13th centuries, with the expansion of pilgrimage to Compostela, and the linkage of James's legends to themes of the Crusades.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Santiago de Compostela

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Non-insular

Source for saint

Source

Oxford Dictionary of Saints

Notes

ODS Oxford Dictionary of Saints, David Farmer (Oxford, fourth edition 1997)

Related Saints

Belongs to the group James (ns)

Related Personal Names

Name

James (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

July 25