Margaret (Marina) of Antioch

(late second/early third century)
   Saint and Martyr.
   Little is known of Margaret, although someone of that name seems to have suffered in the Diocletian persecutions. Many legends surround her, including that she jumped off a building to preserve her virginity (the same tale is told of St pelagia). Hers was one of the voices heard by joan of arc; she is frequently portrayed leading a dragon and she has recently been included among the fourteen Auxiliary Saints – as a patron of childbirth.
   D.H. Farmer (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, 3rd edn (1992).

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