Martyr from Sicily. After refusing the sexual favors of an important judge named Quintian, she was thrown into prisons and brothels but still refused to submit.
She underwent terrible tortures and mutilations, finally having her breasts cut off. In some early artistic attempts with very poor draftsmanship she is shown carrying them on a tray. Someone thought they resembled bells, and she was immediately adopted as the Patron Saint of Bell Founders.
However, further critics said rubbish, it’s obvious they are loaves of bread. So she also has a blessing of bread on her feast day.
St. Agatha Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Agatha of Sicily
Birth and Death Dates: ???-251
Celebration or Feast Day: February 5th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 143
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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