St. Indractus, along with his sister, Drusa and other pilgrims, were passing through Shapwick on their way back to Ireland from Rome. They were carrying bags of seed corn to give to the poor. Saxon outlaws murdered them, thinking their bags were filled with gold. The crime was discovered when a beam of light shown for three days and three nights upon the burial pit. Confronted with their deed, the Saxons went mad and destroyed one another.