Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.

Edna (‘Edna)

Ancient Christian Church

‘Edna, was the mother of Zä-Mika’él ‘Arägawi, in whose company she she is said to have come to Ethiopia. She was with him when he chose Däbrä Damo as the site for his monastery.

A. K. Irvine


I. Guidi, “Il ‘Gadla ‘Aragâwî,’” Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei (1896),54-96.

This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.