St. Matthias was one of the twelve apostles. After Judas Iscariot, Matthias betrayed Jesus and then hanged himself. Matthias was chosen to take his place, his places of missionary work were, Asia Minor, Caspian Sea, and Ethiopia, and the way he was martyred, is strangely similar to that of Matthew. This sometimes confuses Matthias with Matthew. When portrayed, Matthias is symbolized through a scimitar.
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