Daily Images | St Mamas

Daily Images – St Mamas, or in Cyprus – Mammes, is popularly known as a poor hermit who lived in a cave near the town of Guzelyurt. According to local legend, he was a hermit living in very poor circumstances, and when the authorities tried to tax him, he evaded them. Soldiers were sent out and captured him, but on the way back to town, Mammes saw a lion attacking a lamb, escaped the soldiers, saved the lamb, jumped on the lion’s back, and rode it into town. His bravery earned him exemption from taxation

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