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Cadmus

Syllabification: Cad·mus
Pronunciation: /ˈkadməs
 
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Greek Mythology

Definition of Cadmus in English:

The brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia. He killed a dragon that guarded a spring, and when (on Athena’s advice) he sowed the dragon’s teeth, there came up a harvest of armed men; he disposed of the majority by setting them to fight one another, and the survivors formed the ancestors of the Theban nobility.

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