Explore the myths and symbolism of the Irish patron saint
What do you know about Saint Patrick? Probably his greatest works: walking barefoot up a mountain to fast for 40 days, turning his walking stick into a living tree, driving all the snakes out of Ireland, baptising hundreds of people in a single day. But like many myths, the reality is much more interesting. From his capture at age 16 by Irish raiders to his creation of the Celtic cross, the legacy of Saint Patrick is woven throughout the culture and landscape of the Emerald Isle.