was daughter of the Emesene High Priest, destined to marry a king.Then she met Septimius Severus.
"Our history now descends from a kingdom of gold to one
of iron and rust.” - Cassius Dio, Rome,
“The primitive Christians perpetually trod on mystic ground,
and their minds were exercised by the habits of believing the most
extraordinary events.” – Edward Gibbon, The
Christians and the Fall of Rome