Nine Maidens


The Aberdeen Breviary, for the feast of St Mayoca (23 Dec) includes a story about the Pictish king sending to St Brigit in Ireland, who came to him with nine maidens ('nouem uirginibus) and established a church at Abernethy near the River Tay. Mayoca is named as one of these 'most humble and gentle virgins'.



Associated places

Abernethy (Aberdeen Breviary, 23 December).

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)


Territory or Ethnicity (refined)

Irish Gaelic

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Nine Maidens (ns) (certain)

Is a group which includes Mayoca of Dalmaik/Drumoak (certain)

According to her readings in Aberdeen Breviary, 23rd December.