He seems to have staked a claim on Venice when he was blown off course during a voyage. He landed on an island in the lagoon where an angel informed him a city would be built one day in his honor.
It took 400 years but two merchants found Mark’s relics in Alexandria and smuggled them the Doge’s palace now established in Venice where they were so well hidden in a marble pillar it took some time to locate them again.
His emblem is the Winged Lion and myriads of miracles are associated with his name. He may have been the first Bishop of Alexandria and was said to be martyred there.
Battered, or stoned, or dragged through the streets by horses. Or maybe not as it’s all words of different mouths.