hālga, m.n: saint. Happy St Patrick’s Day — wear medieval blue today!
Image: The tiny portrait comes from one of The Huntington’s rare treasures: a 13th-century French manuscript of the Legenda Aurea, or Golden Legend, a compilation of saints’ lives by Jacobus de Voragine. It is the earliest known image of St Patrick, and he is wearing blue. See Huntington Library blog for more info.