The Saint Who Banned Greyhounds
This week: no one gets beheaded! Apparently descended from Abraham and famous for banning greyhounds, despite which St Elian’s Church might just be more famous than the actual saint himself. JACOB MILNESTEIN reports
The story only mentioned in passing by certain texts, is something of an indication for the strangeness that surrounds this mysterious saint.
Allegedly a descent of Abraham’s illegitimate son Ishmael, Elian is supposed to have journeyed from Rome to arrive in Porth yr Yehen in Anglesey where he founded his church in the village of Llaneilian.