| Saint Marciana
| The Martyrdom of Saint Marciana. 15th century French manuscript.
|| 303, Caesarea, Mauretania Caesariensis
| Venerated in
|| Roman Catholic Church
|| January 9
|| represented as a maiden gored by a bull; sometimes depicted with a leopard and bull near her; martyr's palm
|| invoked to cure wounds
Marciana (death 303) is venerated as a martyr and saint. Her legend states that she was a virgin from Mauretania Caesariensis. During the persecutions of Christians by Roman Emperor Diocletian, she was accused of having smashed a statue of Diana. Marciana was thrown to the wild beasts in the amphitheatre of Caesarea. She was gored to death by a bull and mauled by a leopard.
The Mozarabic office had a special hymn in her honor.