St. Margaret and the dragon, skateboard deck art ready to either hang on the wall or add a set of wheels. Artwork printed on high quality durable vinyl and adhered to a wooden deck board. Typically Margaret is depicted in a Renaissance style however I took a bit of artistic license with this one.
Margaret was the daughter of a pagan priest born sometime during the 4th century in Antioch, a region that is now Turkey. Her mother having died during childbirth, Margaret was cared for by a country nurse that converted her to Christianity. When her father discovered she had committed her life to Christ, he disowned her and she left to live with the nurse. One day while Margaret was tending sheep, the Roman prefect Olybrius discovered her and wanted to either marry her or make her his concubine, which did not sit well with Margaret. Upon her refusal she was discovered to be a Christian and thrown into prison and tortured. One story (that has since been discredited by Rome) is that while in prison the devil presented himself to her in the form of a dragon and swallowed Margaret whole. She was able to escape by aggravating his stomach with a crucifix she had in her possession.
St. Margaret is one of the 14 Holy Helpers and was one of the 3 saints who Joan of Arc claimed as a child was visited and instructed by (along with St. Michael and St. Catherine) over the course of a few years, advising Joan on having a strict moral code.
She is the patron saint of of childbirth, pregnant women, dying people, kidney disease, peasants, exiles, and falsely accused people. Her feast day is July 20th.
Deck will arrive ready to hang as a creative piece of wall art, or should you desire, take in to your local skate shop and add a set of wheels. Hanging mechanism can easily be removed.
(The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of, you guessed right, 14 different saints who became wildly popular during the Middle Ages because their intercession was believed to be beneficial, especially against various diseases. Each saint had special attributes one would call on during a person's time of need for a various ailment.)
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