Monday, January 28, 2008
What's this then?
The Martyrs. Noble, selfless, prepared to die (preferably in a horrible way) for their beliefs.
Some of the saints I'll be adding here met with bizarre deaths. There are the usual burnings, beheadings and so forth but some are so twisted I found myself laughing out loud at the sheer ..perverse horror of it all.
I began thinking of this project some time ago when I first heard about Saint Agatha, 'Patron of the Bells'. She is traditionally depicted holding a tray on which rest two bells. Well, It turns out that the bells are actually her breasts that her interrogators have cut off. Nice eh?
So here, the first in the series is my first martryed saint, St. Lucy (Lucia). She is also a tray carrier but what's that she's serving up? Why it's her own eyes! Because a man complimented her on their beauty, she plucked them out and told him he could have them, for she was betrothed to the lord. That's pretty convincing.
Posted by PullingPictures at 1:48 PM