Zephyrinus, an anchorite monk, was cured of the nervous shakes after prayer to Saint Fidgeta, leading to her canonization in the year 490 (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 12).


The monk is possibly named after Pope Saint Zephyrinus (c.199-217)[1], whose name is a diminutive of Zephyr, the name given in Greek mythology to the west wind[2].

Anchoritic life denotes someone who, for religious reasons, withdraws from secular society to lead a solitary and prayer-filed life[3].


  1. Wikipedia: Pope Zephyrinus
  2. Wikipedia: Zephyrus
  3. Wikipedia: Anchorite
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