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 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 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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