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(6th century(?),

virgin. Often called a daughter of Brychan, but probably his grand-daughter and the daughter of Brynach, she seems to have originated in South Wales (possibly at Minwear, Dyfed), and lived as a nun at Tredresick, near Padstow (Cornwall). There a church and well bear her name; nearby Lundy Hole was traditionally the place where the devil fled, discomfited when Minver threw her comb at him, after he tempted her while she was combing her hair at the well. Feast: 24 (or 23) November.

Baring-Gould and Fisher, iii. 474–5, William Worcestre, pp. 63–89.

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