Monday, June 23, 2008
Santa Susanna Pass
Why did Iamaphoney insist on taking the suitcase to the same place? What is so significant about the Santa Susana Pass that he keeps showing on the suitcase videos?
Who was Saint Susana?
According to legend, Saint Susanna (the usual spelling) was born of Roman Royal blood. She was the niece of Pope Caius and cousin of Emperor Diocletian. A devout Christian, she is credited for converting her Uncle, the Young Maximus, whose name you can hear if you listen to Strawberry Fields Forever backwards as shown on Rotten Apple 39.
She refused to marry the non-Christian man that the Emperor had chosen for her and she had taken a vow of virginity. The response of the Emperor was to have her beheaded. Her body was secretly buried by an empress, who was a closet Christian.
There is also a Susanna in the Gospel of Luke 8:3. The name with other variants (e.g. Shoshana) appears in various Biblical Literature. Despite the spelling variations, all descriptions of Susanna seem to agree on one simple fact. The name Susanna means LILY.