​-        African Brazilian slave and martyred Saint of Rio de Janeiro

-        Was the product of a slave master relationship and was born with piercing blue eyes that set her apart from others.

-        Treated cruelly and forced to wear a slave mask(a collar and a muzzle) made from heavy iron.

-        Forgiving in spirit, Anastacia cured her master’s son of a mysterious illness before dying herself from tetanus caused by the slave mask.

-        Now seen as a protector saint of the descendants of slaves and the poor in Brazil.