Patron Saint of the Military, Stuntmen and Risky Occupations
Highly popular martyress. Her pagan father locked her in a high tower to keep the men away — but she floated to safety. By the time she was caught again she had been converted to Christianity.
In her saintly mode our heroine protects the faithful from lightning — and due to the spot-on targeting of her ruthless father she is also the Patron Saint of Gunners.
Bearing in mind her method of escape from that tower, we feel that hang-gliding could be a good addition.
We feel duty bound to point out that her historical existence is a little shaky, but since when did that keep a good saint down? She was struck off the saintly register in 1969 but is still going strong.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : December 4th
Birth and Death Dates : ???-306
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 76
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