The ancient world, full of mysteries and great enigmas, never ceases to amaze us. It is said that the legends we hear today they come from stories that came to life at some point and were true. But how did they become a myth? Perhaps for lack of evidence.
The Unforgettable Story of Christ’s Crucifixion
According to an ancient tradition, a centurion named Longinwas the one who led the Roman soldiers and was the one responsible for crucifying Jesus Christ. The man apparently suffered from an eye infection that left him cross-eyed, but he was on the verge of regaining his sight.
According to the story, it was a custom for ushers to break the legs of people who were to be crucified. But in the case of Jesus it was different, they decided stick a spear in his right side, to be sure of his death.
Upon withdrawing the spear, it is said that blood and water began to ooze from the wound. The liquid splashed on the face of the Centurion Longinus, and immediately regained his sight and stopped squinting.
At this moment, Longin exclaimed: “In truth, it was the Son of God. Later, he converted to Christianity, died a martyr, was made a saint and his body was found a few meters from the famous Piazza Navonain Rome, buried in the church of San Agustín.
Statue of Saint Longinus in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican.
The old legend of an extraordinary spear
This stem composed of pointed metal was born known as the “sacred spear” which was nailed to the side of Jesus’ chest. A weapon that has a great history today and that has established itself over the years.
This object has become very famous, there is even evidence that thousands of people coveted it and they fought to have it in their power. The legend says that it provided powers to those who possessed it, any warrior could become invincible.
But not only did it bring success, and victory could also doom the person who lost it. According to the ancient chronicle, the fate of the one who lost it was certain death.
The “Spear of Fate”
There are many stories about its origin, but the best known proposes that the spear was revered in Jerusalem in the sixth century.
However, later this object ended up in the hands of the pagans around the year 615 when the King Chosroes of Persia took the city of Jerusalem. This important relic was split in two, it was given to Nicetas who later gave it to the emperor constantine next to three nails and a crown of thorns. Constantine melted these nails and with them he made a spear.
How was it thought that the spear He had immense power and with him all battles were won.century after century they have come to call it the “Spear of Destiny”.
Con el tiempo, la parte superior de este objeto pasó a estar bajo el poder de los turcos en el año 1492. Pero la lanza fue recuperada y nunca abandonó Roma, incluso, se dice que continúa resguardada en la cúpula de San Pedro, en la Vatican City. However, there are many other theories.
Spear location hypotheses
The true location of the mythological weapon is a complete mystery, because many people say they have the real thing. The truth is that there seems to be no way to verify what the legitimate Santa Lanza.
Although the fact that the relic was possessed by the Turks and saved by Sultan Bajazet may seem consistent, something is wrong. According to certain investigations carried out, it would seem that one discovered that this object is preserved today in the city of Etschmiadzin, located in Armenia.
What does the Holy Lance have to do with Hitler?
It was also believed that the weapon was in Vienna, and the Nazis were sure it was real. In fact, they wanted to have this weapon under their power which would help them increase their power. Therefore, Hitler entered the museum where it was on display and took possession of it.
The Nazi leader thought that by having supernatural powers he could dominate the world, but the story was about to change drastically. In 1945, the US government sent a group of soldiers to search for the treasure of the House of Habsburg. It was where they found the holy spear.
What happened to the spear?
According to legend, Adolf Hitler was hiding in a bunker in Berlin when a lieutenant took possession of the relic. That same afternoon decided to commit suicide.
The 12 inch long spear is partially covered in gold leaf and in the middle of the blade, tied with threads, is a metal nail which was used to crucify Christ.
Subsequently, Austria demanded the return of the relic that the Germans had stolen. Although the American general George Patton refusing, firmly believing in the legend of the Holy Lance, General Dwith Eisenhower intervened and forced him to return it to the Hofburg Museum in Vienna, where it would be today.
There are many places where the spear is supposed to be kept, but we don’t know where he is exactly. Despite the fact that many people refer to the legend as just a myth, it seems that its beginning was born from a very true story.
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