Saint Narcissus of the Flies
“I adore flies. I am happy only when I am sunbathing, naked and covered in flies… They are the muses of the Mediterranean…” Salvador Dali
“I canonically dedicate my invention to the uncorrupted glorious martyr Saint Narcissus, patron of flies.…” And so San Narcissus, the patron of the town of Gerona in Spain, was created. According to the legend, when the enemies of the town wished to profane the tomb of the martyred saint, an astonishing event occurred: a great battalion of flies came to the rescue, emerging from the sepulchre to attack and defeat his enemies.