Religion · Spain

Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture… Continue reading Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

Executions · Religion · Spain

Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture… Continue reading Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

Female Killers · Religion · Ukraine

The death of Saint Olga of Kiev, the ruler who destroyed the tribe who murdered her husband

July 11, 969 Kiev, Kievan Rus’ (modern day Ukraine) Olga of Kiev dies Though most of Olga’s early life is undocumented, she left behind an enduring — though likely embellished — legacy. Her husband, Prince Igor, was killed by the Drevlians, a tribe who had joined with the Rus’ against the Byzantine Empire in exchange… Continue reading The death of Saint Olga of Kiev, the ruler who destroyed the tribe who murdered her husband

Executions · Religion · Turkey

The martyrdom of St. George

April 23, 303 AD Nicomedia, Bithynia, Roman Empire (modern-day İzmit, Turkey) St. George is martyred at the age of approximately 23 St. George the Dragon Slayer (thus named for the legend he had killed an actual dragon) had been a solider in the Roman army during the rule of Emperor Diocleian. The emperor despised Christians… Continue reading The martyrdom of St. George