Ammun was a deacon in Edirne, Thrace, and a teacher of the forty virgins and hermits.
Deacon Ammun and the Forty Virgins
The memory of Deacon Ammun and the forty virgins is honored by the church on September 1, the first day of the church year.
Ammun was a deacon in Edirne, Thrace and a teacher of 40 virgins and ascetics with the following names:
Adamantini, Athena, Akrivi, Arivoia, Antigone, Aspasia, Aphrodite, Dioni, Dodoni, Elpiniki, Erasmia, Erato, Eratia, Erato Theano, Theofani, Theonoi, Theonymfi, Kallirroi, Kallisti, Klio, Kleoniki, Cleopatra, Coralia, Lambro, Margarita, Marianthi, Melpomeni, Moscho, Ourania, Pandora, Penelope, Polympoda, Tymni, Polynoriki At the beginning of the 4th century, Ammun was arrested with his students by the pagan ruler of the city of Vavdos, when he failed to shake their faith, despite threats and torture. After that, he referred them to the ruler of the region Licinius, who sentenced them to death.
Ammun and 8 of his students were beheaded, 10 were thrown into the fire, 10 were killed with swords in the mouth and heart, 6 were forced to swallow incandescent bullets and the remaining 6 were stabbed.
According to another Saxon tradition, Ammun died of an incandescent helmet, which he was forced to wear.