Eligio Rivas Quintás

Pseudonym: Elixio
Category: Priest, teacher and writer
Birth Place: Fondo de Vila, Xunqueira de Ambía (Ourense)

He was appointed to England for nine years and Cuba for six years. He was a teacher at 'San Narciso' School (Marín - Pontevedra), 'Nuestra Señora de los Milagros' and 'Monte Medo' Schools (Ourense). He was also a Professor at Santiago University (Ourense and Lugo) and gave doctorate courses at Santiago University. Since 1978, he has been a member of the Galician Commission of Toponymy. He took a doctor's degree in Romance Philology at Santiago University in 1978. He is a member of the Academy of History. He restored the South road to Santiago in Galicia and Sanabria (Silver Route) in 1990 and created 'Devanceiros' Ethnography, Sacred Art and Sciences Museum (1998).

 Work & Activities

He published A Limia in 1980 and Toponimia de Marín (doctoral thesis, 1979).

 Other Interesting Aspects

He was the first president of the association 'Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Galicia' and won the second edition of 'Otero Pedrayo' Prize in 1980.