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The Ascended Master [[Saint Germain]] was embodied as ''Christopher Columbus'', Cristóbal Colón (c. 1451–1506), the discoverer of America. We was aptly named after Saint Christopher, who by legend is pictured carrying the infant Jesus across the waters.  
 
The Ascended Master [[Saint Germain]] was embodied as ''Christopher Columbus'', Cristóbal Colón (c. 1451–1506), the discoverer of America. We was aptly named after Saint Christopher, who by legend is pictured carrying the infant Jesus across the waters.  
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<blockquote>These things excited the Admiral (as he called his father) still more; and he informed himself of the other voyages and navigations that the Portuguese were then making to Mina and down the coast of Guinea, and greatly enjoyed speaking with the men who sailed in those regions. One thing leading to another and starting a train of thought, the Admiral while in Portugal began to speculate that if the Portuguese could sail so far south, it should be possible to sail as far westward, and that it was logical to expect to find land in that direction.</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>These things excited the Admiral (as he called his father) still more; and he informed himself of the other voyages and navigations that the Portuguese were then making to Mina and down the coast of Guinea, and greatly enjoyed speaking with the men who sailed in those regions. One thing leading to another and starting a train of thought, the Admiral while in Portugal began to speculate that if the Portuguese could sail so far south, it should be possible to sail as far westward, and that it was logical to expect to find land in that direction.</blockquote>
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[[File:Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze - Columbus Before the Queen.jpg|thumb|upright=1.4|''Columbus Before the Queen'', Emanuel Leutze (1843)]]
 
[[File:Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze - Columbus Before the Queen.jpg|thumb|upright=1.4|''Columbus Before the Queen'', Emanuel Leutze (1843)]]

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