Cosmas and St. Damian were twins from Syria. You can’t have one without the other.
They started as a free health service. They once conducted an amputation on a sleeping man who had a gangrenous leg. They replaced it with one from a recently deceased Moor. The surprised man awoke to find he had two perfectly good legs again, one black and the other white.
Refusing to worship heathen Gods, they were bound in chains and thrown in the sea. An angel pulled them out and the presiding judge was struck down by demons.
Nevertheless persecution continued and the twins were thrown into a fire but the flames leapt outwards at the persecutors leaving our heroes unharmed.
Stoning didn’t work either; the stones boomeranged, as did arrows. Only one thing left. Beheading. How is it that this always seems to work?
They are now the Patrons of Doctors, Physicians, Surgeons, Pharmacists, and Druggists and, thanks to their hair-raising adventures, also Hairdressers, Barbers and Hair Stylists.
St. Cosmas Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: ???-287
Celebration or Feast Day: September 26th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 83
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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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