St. Mark and lion story, from the Christian Bible. After Peter’s first arrest and release, he went to his home to deliver the good news. When Paul was arrested and sent to Rome, he is said to have taken care of Paul; when Peter arrived in Rome, he worked as Peter’s assistant. And, preached in Alexandria, where he was killed. Legend has it that he wrote the Gospel of Mark Based on Peter’s account.
It is said that many years ago, when Venice was a deserted beach, Marco traveled across Italy on a mission, passing by boat off the coast of Rialto Island, when a storm broke and the boat was driven to a desolate swamp and ran aground. The author of the Gospel of Mark became the patron saint of Venice when he prayed to heaven as if he heard an angel calling: peace be with you, Marco. A lion carries a copy of the Gospel of Mark, which became the emblem of Venice.