Recognising saints: animals and the body

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Attributes are symbols which are used by artists to represent particular saints. They are often drawn from an event in the saint's life.

Test your knowledge – can you identify the saints below from their symbols?  


  1. Which saint is famous for slaying a dragon?
  2. Which saint is often symbolised by an eagle?
  3. Discover which saint is traditionally represented by a lamb
  4. Find out which saint pulled a thorn from a lion's paw

The body

  1. Who removed her eyes to avoid marriage to a pagan?
  2. Which saint was miraculously marked by the stigmata during a vision?
  3. Find out which saint had her teeth extracted as part of her martyrdom