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.
St. Mark Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Mark the Evangelist
Birth and Death Dates: ???-74
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 38
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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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