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Felix, Regula und Exuperantius-Brunnen

Felix, Regula and Exuperantius Fountain

The saints Felix and Regula together with their servant Exuperantius, are the patron saints of Zürich
(Wikipedia)
Julius Schwyzer
1916

Zürich /  Felix, Regula und Exuperantius-Brunnen   Zürich /  Felix, Regula und Exuperantius-Brunnen

Description

Memorial fountain dedicated to the Zürich martyrs Felix, Regula and Exuperiantius, whcih are shown in relief. According to legend, Felix and Regula were siblings, and members of the Theban legion under Saint Maurice, stationed in Agaunum in the Valais. When the legion was to be executed in 286, they fled, reaching Zürich via Glarus before they were caught, tried and executed. After decapitation, they miraculously stood to their feet, picked up their own heads, walked forty paces uphill, and prayed before lying down in death. They were buried on the spot where they lay down, on the hilltop which would become the site of the Grossmünster.

Signature

erneuert 1981

Sculptor

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Location (N 47°22'30" - E 8°32'26")

Item Code: chzh036; Photograph: 2 October 2014
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