History and the Saint
Santa Águeda or Santa Ágata, virgin and martyr. He was born in Catania, Italy in the year 230, in a noble family; She was a young woman of great beauty and very virtuous; she rejects the love of the Roman consul Quintilian and according to tradition he subjected her to harsh torture.
It is not known with certainty whether he died at the hands of Quintilian, during the persecutions of Christians or fifty years after these events. Patroness of Malta and Catania, Italy and is also invoked against the eruptions of the Etna Volcano.
SuSanto is celebrated on February 5.
There are numerous hermitages dedicated to Sana Águeda, they are distributed in different places in Spain, we will name the Hermitage of Santa Águeda and Santa Lucía, located in the Desierto de las Palmas, in Cabanes - Castellón, dates from 1243, consists of a single nave and was restored in 1611 and 1617.
- Saint Agatha Phudtha, martyr is celebrated on December 26.
- Saint Agatha Kouen, martyr is celebrated on January 31;
- Saint Agatha Lin-Tchao, martyr on January 28;
- Saint Agatha Ni, martyr on January 31 and Agatha Yi, martyr on January 9.
Variant of Agate:
- Agatha, Gadea
Agate in other languages:
- Catalan: Agate,
- French: Agathe;
- English: Agatha;
- Italian: Agate.
Famous people, famous historical figures by the name of Águeda or Ágata:
Christie Agatha, was born in Torquay, England in the year 1890; great novelist of the detective genre; his most famous characters: the detectives Hercules Poirot and My Marple. Their stories were represented on television and in movies. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
Agata Ruiz de la Prada; It belongs to the new generation of Spanish couturiers of the 80s. It stands out for the use of color in its designs, which determine its cheerful and fresh style.
Santa Águeda, painting by Franciscode Zurbarán dating from 1630 approx. Commissioned by Cardinal Paleotti, it is on display in the Fabre Museum in Montpellier.
Castle of Santa Águeda, located on the Santa Águeda Hill in Menorca, built during the Caliphate of Córdoba, declared "Biende Cultural Interest" in 1987.
Santa Águeda, Cantabria - town that receives its name from a 16th century hermitage.
Santa Águeda (Vespers) These are the festivals that are celebrated the day before the celebration of February 5 according to the liturgical saints, in many places in the Basque country. Rounds are made and songs are danced to the holy with sticks to hit the ground following the rhythms of the music.