Friday, November 30, 2012

Lucia's Light

An illustration drawn for a story in mind about St. Lucia's Day in Denmark. During Nazi Germany's occupation of Denmark in WWII, "[t]he tradition was directly imported from Sweden by initiative of Franz Wend, secretary of Föreningen Norden, as an attempt 'to bring light in a time of darkness'" (Wikipedia). St. Lucia herself is a saint from Italy, apparently, who was to be married to a Roman man (meaning he wasn't Christian) and she refused, and died being faithful to her belief. I looked up a little bit, but it seems a little iffy how this Italian saint became so popular in Europe.

In either rate, I thought this could be a cover of a children's story, based on this true story.