Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Barbara, Saint, a Christian saint and martyr of the third century. For her adoption of the faith she was immured in a tower - which is her symbol, especially Flemish art - and then beheaded by her own father, but other legends represent her as having escaped miraculously. Her day is kept on March 7th, and some Catholics look on her as extending special protection over artillery.