|Saint Hippolytus -
Two saints named St. Hippolytus were martyred in Rome in the third century. One, known as St. Hippolytus of Rome, was a Pope and is represented with a papal tiara. The other is treated in the Golden Legend, which says he was a soldier who participated in the torture execution of St. Lawrence but converted as a result of that saint's example. He was then sentenced to be torn apart by horses.
St. Hippolytus the soldier is represented in military garb, sometimes with a horse's harness as his attribute.
Feast day: August 13 (August 30 in the East)
At left, modern painting from the Maria van Jessekerk, Delft
Dierek Bouts's painting of the saint's death