Alternative Saint Of The Day

Ariadne
(a.k.a. Ariadna, Ariane, Arianna)

Ariadne was a Christian slave of a Phrygian prince. She was flogged for refusing to join in pagan celebrations on her owner’s birthday and when she subsequently fled from his household, a large rock opened up for her to escape into. She was never seen again. It was assumed that she has died in the rock and that it became her tomb. Therefore, she is considered a martyr.

The date of her death was circa 130 A.D.

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