Horses / Hippolytus of Rome, d. 236, Feast Day: August 13

His name means “a horse turned loose,” and Hippolytus is often confused with Theseus’s son of the same name, who was dragged to death by horses. Saint Hippolytus was a Roman Christian so concerned with orthodoxy that he declared himself the antipope. He was exiled to Sardinia and worked in the mines along with Pope Pontian. He reconciled himself with Pontian and they were martyred there together.



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