Longinus

Longis

Named first in the First Continuation of Chrétien’s Perceval and in the Didot-Perceval as the Roman centurion who was said to have pierced the side of Jesus while Christ hung on the Cross following the Crucifixion (John 19:34).

One of the earliest records of the name is found in the Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy, on an illuminated miniature by Rabulas, in the year 586. On it the name ‘Loginos’ is written in Greek characters above the head of the soldier.


See also
Longinus’ Spear | The Legend of King Arthur