(St.). Master of the rain. St. Médard was the founder of the rose-prize of Salency in reward of merit. The legend says, he was one day passing over a large plain, when a sudden shower fell, which wetted everyone to the skin except himself. He remained dry as a toast, for an eagle had kindly spread his wings for an umbrella over him, and ever after he was termed maître de la pluie.
Sil pleut le jour de S. Médard [8th June] Il pleut quarante jours plus tard.