wel-þungen, adj: well-thriven, able, good, excellent, honourable. (“well-thoong-en”)

Today is the wel-þungen feast of St Bartholomew. Bartholomew was one of Jesus’s 12 apostles and has also been identified as Nathaniel (or Nathanael).

Guthlac 2
From A Clerk of Oxford: “Guthlac had a special devotion to St Bartholomew, who aided him in his struggle against the demons of his lonely hermitage. In the Guthlac Roll, a series of illustrations of Guthlac’s life produced at the end of the 12th century, and now in the British Library (Harley Roll Y.6), Bartholomew is shown appearing to Guthlac in company with an angel.”

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