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St Cordula

Photo: © Dombauarchiv Köln

Saints depicted in Cologne Cathedral


St Cordula


Cordula, who died a martyr sometime around 304, was one of the 11,000 virginal companions of St Ursula. When the group was attacked by the Huns, Cordula sought refuge in a boat. However, upon seeing how bravely her companions accepted their martyrdom, she turned herself over to the Huns and was brutally executed. She is generally depicted with a boat, arrow, lance, and wreath or crown.

Feast-day: 22 October

Kulturstiftung Kölner Dom Das Generationenprojekt 11.000 Sterne für den Kölner Dom ZENTRAL-DOMBAU-VEREIN ZU KÖLN VON 1842 DOMKLOSTER 4