Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. VITUS

Christian Saint

Picture of the Christian Saint Vitus from our Christian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Martyr

As a lad from Sicily he embraced Christianity but came up against Valerian, so he fled to Italy where he ran into the Diocletian regime. End of story.

But no, not so quick. How did he become Patron of Dancers and Comedians?

In 17th Century Germany it was considered a great thing to dance before his statue. Dancing to excess then became confused with the twitching disease know as chorea, which then became known as ‘St Vitus’s Dance’.

So if you suffered from this condition you could dance even more but pray for release at the same time.

St. Vitus Facts and Figures

Name: Vitus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: ???-???
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 103

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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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