Catherine of Alexandria
- (? fourth century)Legendary Saint and Martyr.She is said to have made a protest against the persecution of Christians and in consequence was herself broken on the wheel. The legend only became current in the tenth century, but she was none the less a popular saint in the Middle Ages. Whirling fireworks are still known as Catherine wheels in her honour and she is regarded as one of the Auxiliary Saints.J. Capgrave, The Life of St Katharine of Alexandria, reprinted (1987);J.A. Robinson, ‘The Passion of St Catherine and the Romance of Barlaam and Joasaph’, Journal of Theological Studies, xxv (1924).
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