Want to get good luck? You must visit Croatia because it's known that a statue is housed to people for luck. A broad door is worn from years of superstitive rubbing by this majestic shrine to a Croatian national hero. In the mediaeval Croatian capital of Nin, Gregory of Nin was a bishop.
Nowadays he is remembered for defying the Catholic Church in Rome, which opposed his appeal in 926 for a more understanding of the word of God by religious worshippers. In Latin, with the teachings of Christ as mediator through the priesthood, the Church remained firm that all services should be delivered.
Gregory is now considered to be an important protector of Croatian culture , language and reputation and has become a leading figure for Croatians. He's sculptured in many cities and towns throughout the Balkans.
A particularly big example of the city is Split, which was built in 1929 by Ivan Meštrović, one of the main artists in Croatia, and which reaches a maximum height of 8.5 metres.
This monument was first built at the centre of Diocletian Palace in Split until it was moved to its new location outside the Golden Tor of the city in 1941 during World War II.
Gregory, aside from one of his broad feet, is dark bronze in colour, which turns into gold by a relentless rubbing decades. Early-age Croats have been told that rubbing the big toe of Gregory grants them their wish and they have been rewarded with births, marriages and property.
Hundreds of people stop every day and rub the toe before they enter the walled city enclosure through the Golden Gate. Many people now touch for good luck the bishop 's large toe. Nobody knows why, even if Croats regard the cleric as a significant supplier of the language.
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