Cadmus


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(Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia

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Good-bye," shouted Cadmus, Phoenix, and Cilix, all in one breath.
The three brothers screamed manfully, likewise, and ran to the shore as fast as their legs would carry them, with Cadmus at their head.
Therefore, when Cadmus and his two brothers came crying home, and told him how that a white bull had carried off their sister, and swam with her over the sea, the king was quite beside himself with grief and rage.
Cadmus, Phoenix, Cilix, and Thasus clustered round Queen Telephassa, grasping her skirts, and begging her to lean upon their shoulders whenever she felt weary.
I cannot tell you how long Queen Telephassa, and Cadmus, Phoenix, and Cilix, her three sons, and Thasus, their playfellow, went wandering along the highways and bypaths, or through the pathless wildernesses of the earth, in this manner.
cried Cadmus and Cilix, and their faithful friend Thasus.
But often and often, at the close of a weary day's journey, did Telephassa and Cadmus, Cilix, and Thasus, remember the pleasant spot in which they had left Phoenix.
My dear mother, and you, good brother Cadmus, and my friend Thasus, methinks we are like people in a dream.
Nor for me," said Cadmus, "while my dear mother pleases to go onward.
As for Telephassa, and Cadmus, and the good Thasus, it grieves me to think of them, still keeping up that weary pilgrimage.
Without thy loving help, and that of my son Cadmus, my limbs could not have borne me half so far as this.
From that day forward, Cadmus noticed that she never traveled with the same alacrity of spirit that had heretofore supported her.
Before setting out, Cadmus helped Thasus build a bower; while Telephassa, being too infirm to give any great assistance, advised them how to fit it up and furnish it, so that it might be as comfortable as a hut of branches could.
Telephassa and Cadmus were now pursuing their weary way, with no companion but each other.
We have seen no such wondrous sight," the people would reply; and very often, taking Cadmus aside, they whispered to him, "Is this stately and sad-looking woman your mother?