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The Saints are the key figures in Goreddi religion. A "patron" or "psalter" saint is the saint assigned to an infant, determined by dropping the psalter, and whoever's page it is open to is the baby's psalter saint. In many psalters, the pages about St. Yirtrudis are pasted together to prevent her from being anyone's patron saint.

Orma suggests that some of the saints—St. Ogdo, St. Vitt, and St. Munn among them—may have known about the existence of ityasaari, as they are the few who acknowledge the possibility of cross-breeding.

St. AbasterEdit

Called "heaven's bulldog," he is the patron of law and scriptural enforcement. St. Abaster did not drink.[1]

Anne-Marie has a window altar to St. Abaster.[2]

Louisa Broadwick prays for St. Abaster to be defend Seraphina after Seraphina collapses.

St. AgnyestaEdit

She is the patroness of farmers, cheesemakers, and mushrooms.[2]

St. BertEdit

St. Bert's Collegium is where dragons teach human scholars mathematics, science, and medicine.

St. BrancheEdit

Louisa Broadwick prays to St. Branche after Seraphina collapses.

St. BrandollEdit

He is the patron of hosts and charity, bidding generosity to strangers.[2]

St. CapitiEdit

She is the patroness of scholarship, education and books.[2] She is the life of the mind, divorced from the body.

She carries her head on a platter before her; in some depictions, her head has its own legs.

Characters associated with her:

St. ClareEdit

She is the patroness of perceptiveness, wisdom, observation, and logical deduction.[2]

Characters associated with her:

St. DaanEdit

He is the patron of romantic love and the lover of St. Masha.[2] He was martyred for his homosexuality. A "Daanite" refers to a homosexual.

Characters associated with him:

St. EustaceEdit

He is the patron of the dead. He is said to escort the spirits of the recently dead up the Heavenly Stair; people who wish to have a gentle death pray to him.[2]

St. FionnualaEdit

She is the patroness of sailors and anyone who wants rain. She is the lady of all waters.[2]

St. FustianEdit

Louisa Broadwick prays to St. Fustian after Seraphina collapses.

St. GobnaitEdit

She is the patroness of diligence and hard work.[2] Zeyd dangled Seraphina off Gobnait's cathedral to test Orma's emotional response.

St. GravidiaEdit

She is the patroness of midwives and new mothers. She watches over childbirth.[2]

St. IdaEdit

She is the patroness of music and performing arts.[2] St. Ida's is a music school.

St. JobertusEdit

He is the patron of medicine and the poor.[2] There was once a church in his name in the area that became the Quighole; however, it grew in size, and moved across the river where there was a bigger building.

St. KathandaEdit

She is the patroness of birds, animals, and those who care for them.[2]

St. LoolaEdit

She is the patroness of children and fools. Anne-Marie has a window altar to St. Loola.

St. MashaEdit

He is the dispenser of Heaven's justice and the righter of wrongs. He was martyred for his homosexuality.

St. MauveEdit

He is the patron of horticulture.[2]

St. MunnEdit

He is the patron of folklore and painting.[2] Louisa Broadwick prays for St. Munn to be at Seraphina's side when Seraphina collapses.

St. NinnianEdit

Louisa Broadwick prays for St. Ninnian to be at Seraphina's side when Seraphina collapses.

St. Nola YarisEdit

He is the defender of the helpless and cautioner of the reckless. He had prehensile hair.[2]

St. OgdoEdit

He is the patron of warriors. He invented dracomachia, the martial art Goreddi knights used to fight dragons. He is also intensely anti-dragon and advises torturing and/or killing dragon-human hybrids.

Known QuotesEdit

"If so'er the worms defile your women, producing misshapen, miscegenated abominations, suffer not such ghastly issue to live. Cleave the infant's skull with a thrice-blessed axe, ere its fontanelles harden like unto steel. Sever its scaly limbs and burn them in separate fires, lest they return in the night, crawling like worms, to kill righteous folk. Tear open the monster child's belly, piss upon its entrails, and set ablaze. Half-breeds are born gravid: if you bury the abdomen intact, twenty more will spring up from the ground."
—St. Ogdosrc


"Cursed by thine eyes, worm! Cursed by thy hands, thy heart, thy issue unto the end of days! All Saints curse thee, Eye of Heaven curse thee, thine every serpentine thought turn back upon thee as a curse!"
—Excerpt from St. Ogdo's Malediction Against the Beastsrc


"Eye of Heaven, seek out the saar. Let him not lurk among us, but reveal him in his unholiness. His soulless inhumanity flies like a banner before the discerning eyes of the righteous. We will cleanse the world of him!"
—Excerpt from St. Ogdo's Malediction Against the Wormsrc


"There is blindness in sight, and folly in cleverness. Be patient: even the brightest fire burns itself out."
—St. Ogdo speaks of the arrogance of dragonssrc


St. PolypousEdit

He is the patron of the devious and diplomatic. His three legs represent hidden talent.[2] To make St. Polypous's sign behind one's back means to be false, like make false promises as a politician would.

St. PrueEdit

She is the patroness of historians.[2]

St. SiucreEdit

St. Vittorio Alexandros (St. Vitt)Edit

He is the patron of priests and the champion of the faith, known for smiting the unbelievers.[2] The Samsamese hold St. Vitt very highly.[1]

Millie's aunt wears a silver anklet for him. Louisa Broadwick prays for St. Vitt to defend Seraphina after Seraphina collapses.

Known QuotesEdit

"Thy sins burn brightly backward through the ages / And forward unto all thy sons' horizons."[1]

St. WillibaldEdit

He is the merry patron of marketplaces and news.[2] People associated with St. Willibald are often obsessed with mystery.

St. YaneEdit

He is the patron of marriage and fertility.[2] Seraphina said that his usual actions included impregnating whole villages.[3]

Anne-Marie has a window altar to St. Yane.

St. YirtrudisEdit

She is the heretic saint who appears not to have believed in Heaven. Her image is always "defaced"—in both a literal and metaphorical fashion—by being shown as faceless.

St. Yirtrudis is the true psalter saint of Seraphina Dombegh

Known QuotesEdit

"No Heaven but this."
—St. Yirtrudis's mottosrc


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Seraphina Chapter 17
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Saints and their Dogs at Rachel Hartman
  3. Seraphina Chapter 26
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