Feastday St. Apollonia:February the 9th
When did St. Apollonia live: Third century
Biography of St. Apollonia:
St. Apollonia, a beldam deaconess, died a martyr during a riot against the Christians in 249 a.D.. St. Apollonia was captured, the persecutors hit in her face knocking out her teeth. Threatening with fire they wanted to force her to recite profane clauses, but St. Apollonia jumped into the flames voluntarily.
Statues and sculptures of St. Apollonia - portrayal, imagery and emblem: The sculptures represent St. Apollonia with pincers holding a teeth.
Patronage St. Apollonia: Patroness of dentists and dental diseases