Palma, Discreto, San Patricio, Fotos: Pere J. Bergas Palma, Discreto, San Patricio, Fotos: Pere J. Bergas | P. BERGAS / MICHELS
There is no Saint Ponsa, and there never was a Saint Ponsa. Santa Ponsa, if you want to be grand, is a pseudo-hagiotoponym - a made-up saint’s name. But the two components were real enough, though it can depend on your preference as to the explanation of the name. “Sant” and “pont” were both Celtic words. The Celtic origin of Santa Ponsa lay with something like a marshy wetland. There again, where is the evidence that the Celts had anything to do with Majorca?