There is very little secure information concerning Brendan's life, although at least the approximate dates of his birth and death, and accounts of some events in his life, are found in Irish annals and genealogies. The earliest mention of him as a seafarer appears in the Martyrology of Tallaght of the ninth century.
An additional problem is that the precise relationship between the Vita and the Navigatio traditions is uncertain. The date when the Vita tradition began is uncertain. The earliest surviving copies are no earlier than the end of the twelfth century, but scholars suggest that a version of the Vita was composed before AD The Navigatio was probably written earlier than the Vita , perhaps in the second half of the eighth century. Brendan in his quest for the Land of Promise". Any attempt to reconstruct the facts of the life of Saint Brendan or to understand the nature of his legend must be based principally on Irish annals and genealogies and on the various versions of the Vita Brendani.
For five years he was educated under Saint Ita , "the Brigid of Munster". When he was six he was sent to Saint Jarlath 's monastery school at Tuam to further his education. Brendan is one of the "Twelve Apostles of Ireland", one of those said to have been tutored by the great teacher, Finnian of Clonard. At the age of twenty-six, Brendan was ordained a priest by Saint Erc. On the same voyage he traveled to Wales and finally to Brittany , on the northern coast of France.
From there he is supposed to have embarked on his famous voyage of 7 years for Paradise. The old Irish calendars assigned a feast for the "egressio familiae Sancti Brendani". Many versions exist that narrate how he set out on the Atlantic Ocean with 16 monks although other versions record 14 plus 3 unbelievers who joined in the last minute to search for the Garden of Eden. One of these companions is said to have been Saint Malo , the namesake of Saint-Malo. On his trip, Brendan is supposed to have seen Saint Brendan's Island , a blessed island covered with vegetation. He also encountered a sea monster , an adventure he shared with his contemporary Saint Columba.
The most commonly illustrated adventure is his landing on an island which turned out to be a giant sea monster named " Jasconius " or "Jascon". AD There are over manuscripts of the narrative throughout Europe and many translations. The Navigatio is plainly a Christian narrative, but also narrates natural phenomena and fantastical events and places, which appealed to a broad audience.
On the Kerry coast, Brendan built a currach -like boat of wattle , covered it with hides tanned in oak bark and softened with butter, and set up a mast and a sail. He and a small group of monks fasted for 40 days, and after a prayer on the shore, embarked in the name of the Most Holy Trinity. Many speculate that these are references to volcanic activity around Iceland and to icebergs.
The Navigatio fits in with a then-popular literary genre, peculiar to Ireland , denominated an immram. Irish immrama flourished during the seventh and eighth centuries. Typically, an immram is a tale that describes the hero's series of seafaring adventures. Some of these immrams involved the search for, and visits to, Tir na nOg , an island far to the west, beyond the edges of the world map. There appear to be similarities with The Voyage of Bran written much earlier. In the Navigatio , this style of storytelling meshed with a religious ascetic tradition in which Irish monks travel alone in boats, the same way their desert brothers isolated themselves in caves.
Brendan's voyages were one of the most remarkable and enduring of European legends. With many of the facts of Brendan's journeys coming from the Navigatio , it has been difficult for scholars to distinguish fact and folklore. The narrative of Brendan's voyage, developed during this time, shares some characteristics with immram. Like an immram, the Navigatio tells the story of Brendan, who, with some companion monks, sets out to find the terra repromissionis sanctorum , "Promised Land of the Saints" , i.
Jude S. Mackley holds that efforts to identify possible, actual locations referenced in the Navigatio distract from the author's purpose of presenting a legend of "salvation, monastic obedience and the faith required to undertake such a pilgrimage. Scholars debate whether the Navigatio influenced the Voyage of Mael Duin or vice versa.
Jude Mackley suggests that an early Navigatio influenced an equally early Mael Duin and that inter-borrowing continued as the traditions developed. The Navigatio adapts the immram traditions to a Christian context. A principal similarity between Mael Duin and the Navigatio is the introduction in both of 3 additional passengers. Mael Duin is joined by his foster brothers, and Brendan by 3 additional monks. Both additions upset the equilibrium of the voyages, and only when the additional persons are no longer on board can each voyage be completed. Scholars believe it is derived from a now lost Middle High German text combined with Gaelic elements from Ireland and that it combines Christian and fairy tale elements.
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In the Navigatio , this style of storytelling meshed with a religious ascetic tradition in which Irish monks travel alone in boats, the same way their desert brothers isolated themselves in caves. Brendan's voyages were one of the most remarkable and enduring of European legends. With many of the facts of Brendan's journeys coming from the Navigatio , it has been difficult for scholars to distinguish fact and folklore. The narrative of Brendan's voyage, developed during this time, shares some characteristics with immram.
Like an immram, the Navigatio tells the story of Brendan, who, with some companion monks, sets out to find the terra repromissionis sanctorum , "Promised Land of the Saints" , i. Jude S. Mackley holds that efforts to identify possible, actual locations referenced in the Navigatio distract from the author's purpose of presenting a legend of "salvation, monastic obedience and the faith required to undertake such a pilgrimage.
Scholars debate whether the Navigatio influenced the Voyage of Mael Duin or vice versa. Jude Mackley suggests that an early Navigatio influenced an equally early Mael Duin and that inter-borrowing continued as the traditions developed. The Navigatio adapts the immram traditions to a Christian context. A principal similarity between Mael Duin and the Navigatio is the introduction in both of 3 additional passengers. Mael Duin is joined by his foster brothers, and Brendan by 3 additional monks.
Both additions upset the equilibrium of the voyages, and only when the additional persons are no longer on board can each voyage be completed. Scholars believe it is derived from a now lost Middle High German text combined with Gaelic elements from Ireland and that it combines Christian and fairy tale elements.
De Reis van Sinte Brandaen describes "Brandaen", a monk from Galway , and his voyage around the world for 9 years. The journey began as a punishment by an angel who saw that Brendan did not believe in the truth of a book of the miracles of creation and saw Brandaen throw it into a fire.
The angel tells him that truth has been destroyed. On his journeys Brandaen encounters the wonders and horrors of the world, such as Judas Iscariot frozen on one side and burning on the other; people with swine heads, dog legs, and wolf teeth carrying bows and arrows; and an enormous fish that encircles Brandaen's ship by holding its tail in its mouth. While the narrative is often assumed to be a religious allegory, there has been considerable discussion as to whether the legends are based on fact.
There have been many interpretations of the possible geographical location of Saint Brendan's Island. Various pre-Columbian sea charts indicated it everywhere from the southern part of Ireland to the Canary Islands , Faroes , or Azores ; to the island of Madeira ; to a point 60 degrees west of the first meridian and very near the equator.
Belief in the existence of the island was almost completely abandoned when a new theory arose that the Irish were the first Europeans to encounter the Americas. There is no reliable evidence to indicate that Brendan ever reached Greenland or the Americas. Tim Severin demonstrated that it is possible for a leather-clad boat such as the one described in the Navigatio to reach North America. The Navigatio was known widely in Europe throughout the Middle Ages.
Paul Chapman argues that Christopher Columbus learned from the Navigatio that the currents and winds would favor westbound travel by a southerly route from the Canary Islands , and eastbound on the return trip by a more northerly route, and hence followed this itinerary on all of his voyages.
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Brendan travelled to Wales and the holy island of Iona , off the west coast of Scotland ; returning to Ireland , he founded a monastery in Annaghdown , where he spent the rest of his life. He then journeyed to Wales and studied under Saint Gildas at Llancarfan , and thence to Iona , for he is said to have left traces of his apostolic zeal at Kil- brandon near Oban and Kil- brennan Sound. After a mission of 3 years in Britain he returned to Ireland , and evangelized further in various parts of Leinster , especially at Dysart presently in County Kilkenny , Killiney Tubberboe , and Brandon Hill.
He died c. AD in Annaghdown , while visiting his sister Briga. Fearing that after his death his devotees might take his remains as relics , Brendan had previously arranged to have his body secretly returned to the monastery he founded in Clonfert , concealed in a luggage cart.
He was interred in Clonfert Cathedral. Brendan was recognised as a saint by the Church. His feast day is celebrated on 16 May. As the legend of the seven years voyage spread, crowds of pilgrims and students flocked to Ardfert. Religious houses were formed at Gallerus, Kilmalchedor, Brandon Hill, and the Blasket Islands , to meet the wants of those who came for spiritual guidance from Saint Brendan.
Brendan Committee. He is also a patron saint of boatmen, mariners, travelers, elderly adventurers, and whales,  and also of portaging canoes.