Yes, that is a dagger in her neck! When the Christian maiden Lucia refused to participate in the activities of the Roman temple dedicated to sacred prostitution to which she was condemned, the governor of Siracusa, Paschasius, sent soldiers to remove her, however she was immovable! They brought in oxen to drag her away, yet the oxen were unable to move her from where she stood. The soldiers attempted to burn Lucia, her reliquary statue pictured, at the stake, but the flames failed to smolder under her feet. Finally, on that fateful day, December 13, 304 A.D., they stabbed her in the throat with a dagger. Her blood steeped into the earth, and she was buried where she met her death.
… Her story continues …
Please join us in New York City this Sun., Dec. 10 at 2PM at Cacio e Vino restaurant to celebrate the Feast of Santa Lucia. Your reservation includes a four-course traditional Sicilian menu with wine, tax, and gratuities included, a short concert by music duo Villa Palagonia, a presentation about the cult of Santa Lucia by Experience Sicily, and a raffle of various prizes.
Reserve your spot at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrate-la-festa-di-santa-lucia-saint-lucy-tickets-40074891078