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St MARGARET-OF-ANTIOCH

Christian Saint

Patron saint of Childbirth who was swallowed by a dragon

The story might be hard to swallow. There is no record that she ever existed — but you must never let minor details like this put you off. How can she have a feast day then?

Persecuted by a Roman Prefect for refusing his favors, she was tortured and thrown into jail where the Devil SATAN came in dressed up as a dragon and swallowed her.

Luckily she was still wearing her cross, and with its aid split the dragon in two leaving her unharmed.

This miraculous delivery has made her the Patron of Childbirth.

St MARGARET-OF-ANTIOCH FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MARGARET-OF-ANTIOCH
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-???
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 38

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Article last updated on 23 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MARGARET-OF-ANTIOCH: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 29 July 2014.

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