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Corrected links[edit]

Have added internal link to St. Blaise's Well and made a small improvement to the references.Shadygrove2007 (talk) 10:13, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

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St. Blazey[edit]

The village of St. Blazey in the parish of St. Blaise in Cornwall, UK is named after St. Blaise.

Deletion of a fictional character with the first name Blaise[edit]

Where do we stop? And what about the many hundreds of historical people whose first name was Blaise (to start with Blaise Pascal)? The business about St. Blaise being associated with erotic asphyxiation is patent nonsense.... The article should probably be renamed St. Blaise, and any other legitimate Blaise stuff, like the software package, get its own page. — Bill 19:18, 11 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I've never heard this business about erotic asphyxiation either. Blaise 22:11, 2005 Jun 17 (UTC)

It's been lying around here for a while, but I checked it out and I think you're both right. I can't find muchg evidence of currency for this usage outside WP. Whether it's a hoax or just very espteric knowledge I don't know, but since three of us have failed to verify it, I've removed it. - Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] AfD? 18:00, 31 December 2005 (UTC)


There was some other uses that should go on a Disabiguation page, leaving this for the Saint Blaise. Trying to clear off some Cruft. Dominick (TALK) 17:19, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Please vote[edit]


I fixed some cut and paste moves that had separated the page content of the main article from its edit history. I really don't care that much about whether the main article is at Blaise or Saint Blaise. But I think the disambiguation page should be at Saint Blaise (disambiguation) (the few items pertaining to the unmodified "Blaise" can be clarified with an inline comment). olderwiser 12:54, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

What happened is a bunch of "Blaise", plain Blaise entries popped up. They were on the Saint-Blaise page as a disambiguation. The Blaise (disambiguation) would handle all those, and the plain Blaise entries. Dominick (TALK) 13:29, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
So are you suggesting one or two disambiguation pages? That is, having both Saint Blaise (disambiguation) and Blaise (disamiguation) or moving Saint Blaise (disambiguation) to Blaise (disambiguation)? I'd be OK with the former (though, I'm not sure it's necessary). I don't agree with the latter, as most of the items on the page explicitly refer to Saint Blaise--the unmodified Blaise items almost seem an afterthought. olderwiser 15:13, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
Surely one dab page is enough? And I see there is only one: Blaise now redirects to Saint Blaise (disambiguation), and I've fixed a couple of others too. - Just zis  Guy, you know? [T]/[C] AfD? 17:37, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

I've moved Saint Blaise (disambiguation) to Blaise (disambiguation). I hope that was what you wanted... —Nightstallion (?) 09:44, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

No, most of the terms on the page are uses of Saint Blaise. The uses of Blaise are almost superfluous, as they do not even have articles. olderwiser 13:13, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Blaise software[edit]

The link for the Blaise software products leads to a page that doesn't mention them (Statistics Netherlands). This link shows that Statistics Netherlands does indeed produce this software, so we just need somebody who knows something about it to step in and

  1. add some text there (if the Blaise software is a salient part of what Stats Netherlands does), or
  2. make a page about this software and fix the link here (if Blaise software is important in its own right, but not a major part of what Statistics Netherlands is known for), or
  3. remove the link on this disambiguation page (I doubt this is the solution)

-- Ngio 11:50, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Wool-carding combs[edit]

"The similarity of these instruments of torture to wool combs led to his adoption as patron of wool combers..." But the carding combs were carding combs, not "instruments of torture" that looked like carding combs. This is so spendidly simple-minded that editing it out will raise complaints and baa baa baa...- What I, and doubtless a handful of others, really want to know, did an iconic image of Blasius bearing an item discerned as a carding-comb give rise to the etiological detail in the first place? Was Blasius a flock-protector whose emblem was transformed into an "instrument of torture"? There must be some modern publication along these lines... -Wetman (talk) 06:05, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Marijuana in Providence, RI[edit]

The unattestable insertion, apparently by User:, seems to have been an undergraduate prank. Out.--Wetman (talk) 22:02, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Aitias paragraph[edit]

What's the deal with this paragraph, the last one in the lead? I'm not able to follow it very well. Anyone know about it to clean it up a bit? carl bunderson (talk) (contributions) 23:31, 3 February 2009 (UTC) Here is the only thing I could find online that might be useful. If no-one else makes suggestions, I'll modify per this: carl bunderson (talk) (contributions) 23:39, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


To what is the sentence about the Greek Orthodox and Naupactus referring in the lead? Anyone object to its removal? carl bunderson (talk) (contributions) 16:50, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

I've removed it. carl bunderson (talk) (contributions) 19:07, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Turkish Name[edit]

Any reason to arbitrarily include Turkish name? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:55, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Same question for Italian, and Armenian (etc.) If Blaise was born in the 3rd century in Roman Cappadocia, he would have lived in a Greek-speaking environment. It turns out that Sebaste became part of the Armeniac Theme in the 7th century, but this is centuries later, and provides about as much motivation for treating Blaise as "Armenian" as for treating him as "Turkish". His Acts are in Greek. Perhaps there is some evidence of a particularly early tradition of veneration in the Armenian church, but if there is, the article as it stands is unaware of it. --dab (𒁳) 10:24, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Sebastia is in Lesser Armenia, one of the 15 traditional provinces of historical Armenia, and is part of Armenian homeland. Consult Robert Hewsen's "Atlas of Armenia." Hablabar (talk) 23:46, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, why are all these forms of the name given? This is English wiki and it looks cluttered. I suggest removing Greek, Latin, Albanian, Croatian, Hungarian, and Spanish. Leave the Armenian as possibly what he was originally called. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 17:13, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

so, any disagreement about removing the unnecessary names? Richardson mcphillips (talk) 18:02, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

the blessing[edit]

"In many places on the day of his feast the blessing of St. Blaise is given: two candles are consecrated." The wiki article Blessing of the Throat says "The blessing may be given by touching the throat of each person with two candles blessed on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2)." Does a wiki article constitute sufficient support to change our current article? --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 01:44, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for mentioning this, the candles were blessed just the day before, or in places, where the blessing of St. Blaise is already given at the evening of Candlemas, in the Mass before.--Turris Davidica (talk) 11:57, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Good edit. I didn't notice it last year! Another question. I have never seen it done with lit candles. The main article mentions that this is done "in Germany and other places" but the reference is inaccessible. I suggest that the word "burning" be omitted here, and addressed if necessary in the main article on the blessing. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 17:23, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Indeed it is done in Germany this way; actually, I never saw, apart from some photographies from other countries, such a blessing done with unlit candles. HTH, --Turris Davidica (talk) 10:55, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

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Blasius of Caesarea[edit]

There is a link to Blasius of Caesarea, with whom St Blaise is apparently sometimes confused, but that link redirects back to here; I suspect that the article originally linked has been merged into this one. Any ideas? Philculmer (talk) 18:37, 30 January 2017 (UTC)