James. Known as James the Greater, he was born at Bethsaida, the son of Zebedee and the brother of the apostle, John. He left his fisherman’s trade to follow the Master, and was killed by King Herod about 42 A.D. He is especially venerated in Compostella, where there is a basilica dedicated in his honour, and many people still make the camino, the pilgrimage to Compostella.
Picture: Saint James the Elder by Rembrandt He is depicted clothed as a pilgrim; note the scallop shell on his shoulder and his staff and pilgrim’s hat beside him.