Helena gave birth to the future emperor Constantine I on 27 February of an uncertain year soon after 270 AD (probably around 272 AD). At the time, she was in Naissus (Niš, Serbia).
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Flavia Julia Helena (Ancient Greek: Ἑλένη, romanized: Helénē; AD c. c. 250 – c. 329), or Saint Helena was Constantine the Great's mother and a Roman empress (Latin: augusta). Helena was a wife or concubine of Constantius I before he became a Roman emperor.
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Helena Augusta (Brill, 1992): in this standard biography of Helena, she is introduced in both the subtitle and first page as 'mother of Constantine'. Jacob Burckhardt, The Age of Constantine the Great: 'mother of Constantine'. Encyclopedia Britannica: both forms; It seems to me the primary way of referring to her is 'mother of Constantine'.
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Helena died on 14 January 940 and subsequently Constantine married Theophano Mamas on 2 February 940. Constantine had a son but the identity of the mother was not recorded. With the favor of Romanos, Christopher held seniority among the four junior co-emperors.
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Nov 28, 2020 · Flavia Julia Helena (/ ˈhɛlənə /; AD c. 246/248 – c. 330), or Saint Helena (Greek: Ἁγία Ἑλένη, Hagía Helénē), was the mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great. She was born outside of the noble classes, a Greek, possibly in the Greek city of Drepana, Bithynia in Asia Minor.
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She is considered by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches as a saint, famed for her piety. Her feast day as a saint of the Orthodox Christian Church is celebrated with her son on May 21, the "Feast of the Holy Great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen, Equal to the Apostles." Her feast day in the Roman Catholic Church falls on August 18. Her feast day in the Coptic Orthodox Church is on 9 Pashons. She is the patron saint of archaeologists. The names "Saint Eleanor" and "Saint Eleanora" are usually synonymous for Saint Helen.
In 325 C.E., Helena was in charge of a journey to Jerusalem to gather Christian relics, by her son Emperor Constantine I, who had recently declared Rome as a Christian city. Jerusalem was still rebuilding from the destruction of Hadrian, a previous emperor, who had built a temple to Venus over the site of Jesus's tomb, near Calvary. According to legend, Helena entered the temple with Bishop Macarius, ordered the temple torn down and chose a site to begin excavating, which led to the recovery of three different crosses. Refused to be swayed by anything but solid proof, a woman from Jerusalem, who was already at the point of death from a certain disease, was brought; when the woman touched the first and second crosses, her condition did not change, but when she touched the third and final cross she suddenly recovered and Helena declared the cross with which the woman had been touched to be the True Cross. On the site of discovery, she built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, while she...
In Great Britain, later legend, mentioned by Henry of Huntingdon but made popular by Geoffrey of Monmouth, claimed that Helena was a daughter of the King of Britain, Cole of Camulodunum, who allied with Constantius to avoid more war between the Britons and Rome. Geoffrey further states that she was brought up in the manner of a queen, as she had no brothers to inherit the throne of Britain. Monmouth and Huntingdon's source may have been Sozomen. However, Sozomen does not claim Helena was British though he does claim in Historia Ecclesiastica that Helena's son, Constantine I, picked up his Christianity there.This legend may be confused with Saint Elen, wife of the later Emperor, Magnus Maximus. At least 25 holy wells currently exist in the United Kingdomthat are dedicated to Saint Helen or Elen. She is also the patron saint of Colchester and Abingdon. Some have argued that Helena traveled to Nevern in Wales where she hid the True Cross.It is claimed to be hidden near the local Norman...
Helena is the main character of Priestess of Avalon (2000), a fantasy novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana L. Paxson. She is given the name Eilan and depicted as a trained priestess of Avalon. Helena is also the protagonist of Evelyn Waugh's novel Helena. In the anime and manga, Hellsing, the Nail of Helena is a powerful artifact used by the Paladin Alexander Anderson to gain supernatural power. A Cathedralwas named after her in Helena, Montana.Barnes, Timothy D. Constantine and Eusebius. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981. ISBN 978-0674165311Barnes, Timothy D. The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0674611269Drijvers, Jan Willem. Helena Augusta: The Mother of Constantine the Great and her Finding of the True Cross. Leiden & New York: Brill, 1997. ISBN 978-9004094352Elliott, T. G. Christianity of Constantine the Great. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 1996. ISBN 978-0940866591
All links retrieved December 14, 2017. 1. Helena Augusta (248/249-328/329 C.E.) 2. Coinage of Helena 3. The Lives of Sts. Constantine & Helen
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