Saint Patrick the missionary: "I want to help the natives because I'm a good person! Oh, they don't want to convert to the religion of their oppressors from the religion that their ancestors have practiced since the dawn of time? DRIVE THEM ALL OUT AND CALL THEM SNAKES. ...Now steal their Spring Equinox holiday and name it after me."
St. Patrick came from a rich English family and was kidnapped by pirates to be sold as a slave in Ireland. He escaped years later but returned to tell the Irish about Jesus. There are many legends about St. Patrick such as the story of how he banished all snakes from Ireland when he arrived. He also used the Shamrock leaf to explain the Holy Trinity. St. Patrick became Ireland's first Bishop, leaving a legacy for the island to become the center of Catholic faith for centuries.