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Argent a Wyvern rampant Vert langued Gules on dexter and St. Beat clad
Sable haloed Or with holding in sinister a Book leathered Gules and in
dexter raised a stick Sable.
This is Saint Beat who is fighting a dragon on the canting flag of Beatenberg.
Pascal Gross, 19 February 2002
Beatus of Lungern (d. ca. 112), a hermit who lived and died in a cave on Mount
Beatenberg, Switzerland. His untrustworthy legendary story has him the apostle of Switzerland, baptized in England by St. Barnabas and
ordained in Rome by St. Peter, who sent him to evangelize the Swiss. His cave became a place of pilgrimage and his legend has him fighting and
slaying a dragon there. Saint's day: 9 May.
Source: Dictionary of Saints, by John J. Delaney, 1980.
Jarig Bakker, 20 February 2002