Marcus Aurelius was yet another Emperor of Rome. He was one of the merciless ones who promoted the deaths of the Christians. For most of his time as Emperor of Rome, he was at the battle fronts against the German barbarians, who had grown restless. While there, his men were exceedingly thirsty, and so the Christians there prayed to God to supply rain, which he did. This took Aurelius by surprise, and he did not like that this had happened.