Saint Ia of Cornwall, Patron Saint of Cornish Pasties.
Legend has it that on discovering her family had left for Cornwall without her she began to pray and noticed a small leaf floating on the water. She touched it with a rod and it grew bigger and bigger. Trusting God, she embarked upon the leaf and was carried across the Irish Sea. The traditionally side-crimped edge of a Cornish pasty is a tribute to the leaf that bore the martyr and evangelist to Cornwall.
Nah, it’s the wing’ed figure of Ethos outside of the ACT Legislative Assembly.
In 1959 the National Capital Development Commission had it that a work should emphasise Canberra as the non-political centre and locale of commerce and of private enterprise in its best sense. Ethos represents this spirit of the community. She stands within a base that is the topographical shape of Canberra, incised with the Burley Griffin plan of the city. She holds aloft a cornish pasty-shaped bursting sun representing culture and enlightenment.