Egyptian martyr. He was probably born and martyred in Egypt, but his story was apparently fused with that of a soldier executed in Phrygia under Diocletian, possibly another Menas, possibly St Gordian. His reputed birthplace, SW of Lake Mareotis, became a pilgrimage centre. Feast day, 11 Nov.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.