Cadmus

Cadmus (Cad`mus) , a semi-mythological personage, founder of Thebes, in Boeotia, to whom is ascribed the introduction of the Greek alphabet from Phoenicia and the invention of writing; in the quest of his sister Europa, was told by the oracle at Delphi to follow a cow and build a city where she lay down; arrived at the spot where the cow lay down, he sent, with a view to its sacrifice, his companions to a well guarded by a dragon, which devoured them; slew the dragon; sowed its teeth, which sprang up into a body of armed men, who speared each other to death, all but five, who, the story goes, became the forefathers of Thebes.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Cadiz * Cadoudal, Georges
Caccia
Caceras
Cachar
Cache
Cachet, Lettre de
Ca`cus
Cadastre
Cade, Jack
Cademosto
Cadiz
Cad`mus
Cadoudal, Georges
Caduceus
Cædmon
Caen
Caer`leon
Cæsalpinus
Cæsar
Cæsar, Caius Julius
Cæsarea
Cagliari

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