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- He was born in Dehana, which may have been the woreda in the Wag Hemra Zone, although G.W.B. Huntingford identifies it with Dahna, a village 15 miles east of the Tekezé River. G.W.B. Huntingford, The Historical Geography of Ethiopia (London: The British Academy, 1989), p. 74
- At the age of 30, Iyasus Mo'a travelled to the monastery of Debre Damo during the abbacy of Abba Yohannis where he was made a monk, and was given arduous tasks by the abbot.
- After seven years, he left Debra Damo and came to live with a hermetic community living around the 8th-century church of Istanafanos at Lake Hayq, and organized this group into a monastery with rules and a school. One of the students of this school was Saint Tekle Haymanot, who stayed at the monastery for 10 years. Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), pp. 158-160.
- His biography, the Gadla Iyasus Mo`a ("Acts of Iyasus Mo`a"), records that Yekuno Amlak had fled from the authorities in Amba Sel and hid in the church because of a prophecy (tinbit) that he would become a king. His mother, upon hearing such prediction, brought him to Istifanos Monastery in Lake Hayq and begged the priests there to hide her son and save him from being killed. Iyasus Mo'a protected and educated the boy, and in return, Emperor Yekuno Amlak built the structure to house his community. Later hagiographies state that Yekuno Amlak was helped by Tekle Haymanot, but the critical researches of Carlo Conti Rossini suggest that the Gadla Iyasus Mo`a is closer to the correct version of events. Taddesse Tamrat, p.67.
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- Biography of Iyasus Mo'a from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography Archived 11 Machi 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
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