August 5, 2019

Holy Martyr Soleb of Egypt

St. Soleb of Egypt (Feast Day - August 5)


If you reverse your syllables O Soleb,
You form belos* which was the instrument of your death.

The Holy Martyr Soleb of Egypt met his end with a bow and arrow.


* Belos is the Greek word for "arrow," and this couplet in a clever way finds that the name Soleb is a semordnilap of the word Belos.