St. Florian: The Iconography
MAY 4
St. Florian is said to have been a Roman veteran who was condemned to death by drowning (with a great  stone tied to his neck) in the River Enns, in present-day Austria.  One legend says he was able to extinguish the fire in an entire city using one bucket of water, as represented in the statue at left, where he is shown in armor of a style contemporary with the statue.

Prepared in 2014 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University

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