Vigo and Santiago de Compostela
Steven Dutch
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Languages
of Iberia
Flag of Galicia
My Hovercraft is Full of Eels
Latin
Plena anguillis est navis volans mea
Portuguese Meu hovercraft está cheio de enguias
Galician
Spanish
O meu aerodeslizador esta cheo de
anguías
Mi aerodeslizador está lleno de anguilas
Catalan
El meu aerolliscador està ple d'anguiles
French
Mon aéroglisseur est plein d'anguilles
Basque
Nire aerolabangailua aingirez beteta dago
Arabic
hawwāmtī mumtil'ah bi'anqalaysūn
St. James and Spain
• By tradition, St. James (the Elder) preached in
Spain
• Later Martyred in Jerusalem
• His Remains were Brought Back to Spain
• Tomb Rediscovered in the Ninth Century
• Sanctus Iacobus  Santiago
• Greek Iacobos  Iacomos  James
Santiago Matamoros
• Tomb of Santiago rediscovered in 813
• Santiago Appeared to a Spanish King and
Promised Victory in Battle Against the Arabs
(Moors)
• A Knight Dressed in White Fought Alongside
the Spaniards in Battle
• Matar a Moros = Kill Moors
Modern Fallout
• Spanish Troops in Iraq in
2003 wore the Cross of
Santiago
• This was not Popular
Cape Finisterre
Cies Islands
Vigo
Citadel of Vigo
Citadel of Vigo
Roman Bridge at Pontevedra
Peregrina Church, Pontevedra
Way of St. James
The Pilgrim
Route
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
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Vigo and Santiago de Compostela