Epilepsy, not epiphany, for St. Birgitta

Three researchers in Linköping have asked to examine the cranium of St.Birgitta, according to Aftonbladet on Thursday.

They believe she may not have had revelations, after all, but “could have been suffering from epileptic fits, which gave way to hallucinations”, reported Aftonbladet.

A cranium alleged to be Birgitta’s is being kept at Vadstena Cloister and in the 1950s it was discovered that it had a “small dent”.

This is believed to be the aftermath of malignant tumour which, explained Aftonbladet, could have caused epilepsy.

Sources: Aftonbladet