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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'.
Abernethy (Aberdeen Breviary, 23 December).
Territory or Ethnicity (broad)
Territory or Ethnicity (refined)
Saint in place-names
|Place known as||Name (plus degree of certainty that this saint is commemorated here)|
|Nine Maidens Well, Mains & Strathmartine||Nine Maiden's Well (certain)|
|Nine Maidens' Well, Auchindoir & Kearn||Nine Maidens' Well (certain)|
|Nine Maidens' Well, Pitsligo||Nine Maiden's Well (certain)|
|Ninemaiden Chapel, Drumblade||Ninemaiden Chapel (certain)|