All Saints Day includes all of them.

During my research of the saints before writing this series I found that predating the Catholic Church ideological concept being sealed in the mind of what a saint should be or look like. I found there were many different kinds. There were some it was best not to attack.

There were indeed kinds who fought back against the execution of Christians and displaying the bodies on Christian Way, a main road leading out of Rome. They engaged  in death matches with gladiator. In these matches if they won the prisoners and condemned were set free.

Roman historians stricken this newsbit from history but Josephus Flavius wrote of them saying they were unbeatable.  They would insert themselves among the condemned for a chance to fight the beasts and gladiators.

It’s a pity the lions and tigers had sense enough to run from them but the gladiators didn’t.

The most famous group, Josephus Flavius wrote of held off two legions for a weeks after they were surrounded. Yes, they were eventually killed but their bravery encouraged many other Christians it was ok to fight back for your life. The Roman soldiers were surprised at how few of them there were is what made the standoff so renown.

These people are where the idea of Ana came from. The picture above is a scene of Ana leading her regiment into battle against Nikola’s armies. It’s from a later book.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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4 Responses to All Saints Day includes all of them.

  1. Kacosma says:

    These people were called warrior saints of the Nazarene. According to the stories of them, some had the strength of Samson. They supposedly once scaled the wall of Jerusalem without a rope. They picked up speed and ran right up the wall.

    The last known recorded appearance of them was when the showed up in Jerusalem during the fierce fighting of the last Crusade and ended the Crusades by beating the hell out of everyone there, Crusaders, Muslims and all in between making them all stop fighting.

    Anyway, according to the legend, the Muslim leader was so impressed with their abilities he converted to Christianity and dedicated the Dome of the Rock, Arabic Qubbat al-Ṣakhrah, shrine in Jerusalem built by the Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān in the late 7th century ce. The rock over which the shrine was built is sacred to both Muslims and Jews. The Saladin dedicated it to Christ and supposedly built a church there.

    Anyway, they are supposed a group of gifted who came about when Pentecost happened.

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    • Thanks for the history lesson. It’s nice to see someone familiar with them.
      Yes, I have read that account also. The supernatural warriors supposedly scaled the walls of Jerusalem and ended the nearly four hundred years of fighting between the Muslims, Jews and Christians. Apparently many people believed they existed. They are who the Knights Templar based their Order of chivalry off of. They are an earthly division of the heavenly army.

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  2. Have. A. Heart says:

    They still exist. Only God knows who they are and how many there are. They are very essential to a nation’s security and survival. More important than any political leader, rich person or celebrity because they can fight the dark forces back in a way the average person can not. A nation which has none do not survive. The dark forces destroy it.

    A nation that’s dumb enough to kill off its own second line of defense, after the warrior angels is quiet stupid. God calls them up time and time again. These are the saint Jude was talking about in Jude 14-17. They are warrior saints.

    14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

    15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

    16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.

    17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    So, in short—these are quiet some fearsome saints.

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