Blandina, martyr, a female slave, reckoned as the chief among the martyrs
of Lyons, in that, although weakest in body, she suffered longest and most bravely
the most various and prolonged torture. Among other things she was stretched upon
a cross and thrown to wild beasts, which, however, refused to touch her; and finally
she was tied up in a net and gored to death by a bull. (Eus. H. E. v. 1;
Eucher. Lugdun. Hom. inter Hom. Euseb. Emesen. xi.; Greg. Tur. de Glor.
Martt. xlix.; Baron. June 2.)