Classic DACB Collection

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Petros (Abba)

Alternate Names: Pétros
Ancient Christian Church

Pétros, Abba, was a disciple of Abba Zä-Mika’él ‘Arägawi when he founded the monastery of Däbrä Damo in the eleventh year of the reign of Emperor Gäbrä-Mäsqäl.

A. K. Irvine


I. Guidi, “Il ‘Gadla ‘Aragâwî,’” Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Serie quinta, Vol. II (Roma, 1896).

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.