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St Andrews Day 2019: 10 myths and traditions explained

It is known he was a strong and hardy figure who fished the waters off Galilee, but St Andrew is also considered a man of many myths who has inspired customs and traditions across Europe.

By Rosalind Erskine
Saturday, 30th November 2019, 7:45 am

Many relate to matrimony while others are linked to his role as patron saint of fishermen. In Scotland, one custom suggests his flag could help keep witches out of the home. Here we take a look at some of the myths and legends surrounding our patron Saint - St Andrew.

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