Simon Zelotes (the Zealot) was so called because of his fervent adherence to Jewish law, or it may indicate that he belonged to a group of patriots who were prepared to revolt against the Roman occupation. He was one of the original followers of Jesus. He preached in Egypt and then went to Persia with Saint Jude. It was here that he suffered martyrdom, being sawn in half by pagan priests. His feast day is the 28th of October. He is the Patron Saint of Sawyers. The spoon shows him holding a long saw.