Debussy wrote a work in his honour. George Orwell referred to him in 1984. REM included him in their ‘Losing My Religion’ video. He even gets namechecked in not one but two episodes of The Simpsons.
Few martyrs inspire like St Sebastian. But now we can reveal the ultimate accolade for this 3rd century saint who was tied to a tree and riddled by arrows, under the Roman emperor Diocletian.
Now, at last, this event is sensitively recreated by the St Sebastian pincushion. He’s made by the Unemployed Philosophers’ Guild, and costs just $12.95 (pins not provided). Update: Sadly no longer available.
Thanks to luvanddaisies for discovering the St Sebastian Pincushion