Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Myths and Legends: Cadmus and the Dragon

Cadmus and the Dragon. To learn more about Cadmus, the founder of Thebes, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

Cadmus was a Phoenician prince who founded the city of Thebes, following instructions he received from the Oracle at Delphi. In today's image, you see one of the tasks that Cadmus had to accomplish in the process of founding his city: there was a water-dragon that guarded the Castalian Spring near Delphi, and Cadmus slew the dragon.

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