Cadmus definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology A Phoenician prince whom killed a dragon and sowed its teeth, from which sprang up an army of men just who fought each other until just five survived. With these five men Cadmus founded the city of Thebes.
    • (Greek mythology) the cousin of Europa and standard president of Thebes in Boeotia
  • proper-noun:
    • A Phoenician prince, boy of master Agenor of Tyre. Ended up being delivered by his royal moms and dads to look for and get back their sibling Europa after being abducted from Phoenicia by Zeus. Credited with founding Greek city of Thebes and inventing Greek alphabet.

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