Seven Sleepers


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Seven Sleepers

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(European Myth & Legend) seven Christian youths from Ephesus who were walled up in a cave by the Emperor Decius in 250 ad and, according to legend, slept for 187 years
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In the Mount of Pion, yonder, is the Cave of the Seven Sleepers.
Such is the story of the Seven Sleepers, (with slight variations,) and I know it is true, because I have seen the cave myself.
We shouted back loud enough to wake the Seven Sleepers - I never could understand myself why it should take more noise to wake seven sleepers than one - and, after what seemed an hour, but what was really, I suppose, about five minutes, we saw the lighted boat creeping slowly over the blackness, and heard Harris's sleepy voice asking where we were.
The Works of Chardri: Three Poems in the French of Thirteenth-Century England, The Life of the Seven Sleepers, The Life of St.
In the poem Siebenschlafer, Mecklenburg argues, Goethe rewrote the Christian and Islamic legend of the Seven Sleepers into a transreligious story of tolerance.
The Seven Sleepers were a group of youths who allegedly hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus centuries ago to escape religious persecution by the pagan Roman Emperor Decius.
The first four essays are on Old English: Gabriele Cocco offers a reinterpretation of the archer depicted on the Frank's Casket; Eric Stanley examines the half-lines of Old English verse; Veronka Szoke looks at a judgement theme in the Old English Exodus; Maria Elena Ruggerini places the Old English Seven Sleepers in its continental Latin tradition.
The 20 papers from that gathering consider such topics as the prefiguration of some biblical themes in pharaonic iconography and theology, whether Copts practiced human sacrifice, Roman citizens without Roman privileges, the legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus in Coptic literature, and new doxologies in Coptic.
His first two solo albums, The Seven Sleepers Den and We Went Riding, were both well received.