Also known as
Hippolytus of Porto
Third century Roman soldier assigned to guard Christian prisoners. Converted by them to the faith. Martyred for assisting at the burial of some his martyred charges.
Due to a clerical error, Hippolytus was inadvertenly listed as two people, Hippolytus of Rome and Hippolytus of Porto, on some calendars. The second entry had the feast day of 22 August. This problem was corrected in the calendar revision of 1969.
strapped to two wild horses who were then turned loose to drag him to death
collected body fragments buried along the Via Tiburtina, Rome, Italy