Shock and horror — he found his flock secretly flocking to a sacred tree with a golden snake. So he went in for prophecies to win them back.
He prophesied Emperor Constans II would besiege the town. Which he did. The next prophecy was that if the flock returned the siege would be lifted. They did. It was.
So the Bishop chopped down the tree and melted the golden snake to make a chalice.
St. Barbatus Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: BARBATUS-OF-BENEVENTO, San Barbato
Birth and Death Dates: 612-682
Celebration or Feast Day: February 19th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 86
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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