ሳሙኤል፡ ዘዋልድባ፡ (Sāmuʾel zaWāldəbbā)

Samuel of Waldebba

Description

One of the most popular saints in Ethiopia, famous for being an example of desert ascetcism and for a series of episodes in his *Vita* where he tames wild beasts. Associated with the foundation of the community of Waldəebba. Often depicted riding a lion.

Bibliography

How to cite this page

Sean Winslow, "ሳሙኤል፡ ዘዋልድባ፡ (Sāmuʾel zaWāldəbbā)," in Augustine Dickinson and Sean Winslow, eds., Qəddus: Database of Ethiopian and Eritrean Saints. https://qeddus.ethiopicist.com/saints/7iwu4XoLN. Accessed .