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Menas (Saint)
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(feast day Sep 11 in the Eastern churches), may have come from Lake Mareotis (Mariut) in Egypt. He is supposed to have been martyred as a soldier in Cotiaeum in Phrygia on Nov 11, 296, though this is not attested by contemporary sources. He is invoked in cases of illness and sterility, and for recompense for crimes. He is represented iconographically between two squatting camels, and in miracle stories appears on horseback (on this tradition see BHO 746 [ed. E.A. Wallis Budge, 190…

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Grossmann, Peter, “Menas (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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