October 9 is the Feast Day of Saint Salatius. A figure of great, if vague benevolence, Saint Salatius is often invoked in folk medicine or called upon to intercede against nonspecific misfortune. Represented as an androgynous, robed figure, Saint Salatius may be referred to by either pronoun. He or she carries an owl feather and wears a crown of laurel leaves, and the hem of the saint’s robes are always red.
Medals featuring Saint Salatius are often hung from the lower edge of cribs and the ends of curtain rods. He or she is frequently represented in carvings on the exterior of buildings, including courthouses and hospitals.