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Is there a patron saint of headaches?
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  1. There is a patron saint of headaches, even though he suffered much worse than a temporary pain in his own temples. Denis was the first bishop of Paris. When Emperor Decius persecuted the Christians, he had Denis imprisoned and tortured, then beheaded in 258. Legend has it that Denis picked up his own head and walked away. His followers retrieved his body after it was thrown into the Seine River. October 9 is the Feast of St. Denis.

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