PALAEMON, SAINT, hermit. Palaemon must be carefully distinguished from his namesake, the master of PACHOMIUS. The SYNAXARION says only that he was a hermit in the eastern mountains. Since all the notices peculiar to this recension were compiled in the region of Qift, it is more than probable that he lived in that region; however, the time at which he lived cannot be specified. Palaemon wished at first to go to the countryside of Egypt, but it is not known if the countryside was the Delta or the Nile Valley. He met Apa Talasun/LATSON, became his friend, and confessed his sins to him. Palaemon relates that, having wished to sell the work of his hands at a place near Misr, he was tempted by the devil in the guise of a woman, who proposed that he should marry her. Finally he recognized that this was a temptation, and at last received the gift of healing.
His feast day is 30 Tubah.
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