November's randomly selected topic is "Wilgefortis", plucked from Robertson Davies' novel "Fifth Business".
"Her home ground, so to speak, was Portugal, and she was reputed to have been the daughter of a Portuguese king...who betrothed her to the King of Sicily...
She was a Christian and had made a vow of virginity and when she prayed for assistance in keeping it, she miraculously grew a HEAVY BEARD. The Sicilian king refused to have her and her angry father caused her to be crucified."
"Commonly called Wilgefortis...but honored under the names of...Ontkommena"
"...her legend might be a persistence of the hermaphrodite figure of the great mother, who was long worshipped in Cyprus and Carthage."
November's Charity is Girls Not Brides