Hailes Church Images

Panting of St. Margaret of Antioch, in a block-up window on the south wall, was the daughter of a pagan priest. Converted to Christianity, she became a sheperdess and refused the advances of a Roman governor. He threw her in a dungeon, where Satan attacked her in the form of a dragon. The dragon swallowed her, but she split the dragon's belly open with her cross and emerged safely. This made her the patron saint of childbirth. In this image at Haiels, she is shown thrusting the cross down the throat of the dragon before it can swallow her up. Around the window are red squares intended to look like undecorated masonry, a popular feature at the time. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
20620
Title
Panting of St. Margaret of Antioch
Date
May 5, 2007
Location
Places
Date
May 5, 2007
Coordinates
51.9698060° N, 1.9280470° W
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
NIKON D80
Focal Length
26
Iso
1000
Original Filename
d80_011.jpg
Creator
Holly Hayes