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ˈdeɪ mənda·mon and pythias

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  1. Damon and Pythiasnoun

    (Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live


  1. Damon and Pythias

    The story of Damon (; Greek: Δάμων, gen. Δάμωνος) and Pythias (; Πυθίας or Φιντίας; or Phintias, ) is a legend in Greek historic writings illustrating the Pythagorean ideal of friendship. Pythias is accused of and charged with plotting against the tyrannical Dionysius I of Syracuse. Pythias requests of Dionysius to be allowed to settle his affairs. Dionysius agrees, on the condition that Pythias' friend, Damon, be held hostage and, should Pythias not return, be executed in his stead. When Pythias returns, Dionysius, amazed by the love and trust in their friendship, frees them both.


  1. damon and pythias

    "Damon and Pythias" refers to a Greek legendary tale that is often used as a symbol of true friendship and loyalty. The story originates from the Greek writer Philistus, who tells a tale of two friends, Damon and Pythias. Pythias was accused and sentenced to death, however, he wanted to settle his affairs and bid his family goodbye. Damon offered himself as a replacement hostage, showing ultimate trust in Pythias' promise to return. When Pythias made it back in the nick of time, their mutual trust and sacrifice deeply moved the king, who then pardoned Pythias. Thus, the story of Damon and Pythias is often seen as an example of deep trust, loyalty and friendship.


  1. Damon and Pythias

    In Greek mythology, the legend of Damon and Pythias symbolizes trust and loyalty in a true friendship.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Damon and Pythias

    two Pythagoreans of Syracuse of the days of Dionysius I., celebrated for their friendship; upon the latter having been condemned to death, and having got leave to go home to arrange his affairs beforehand, the former pledged his life for his return, when just as, according to his promise, he presented himself at the place of execution, Pythias turned up and prepared to put his head on the block; this behaviour struck the tyrant with such admiration, that he not only extended pardon to the offender, but took them both into his friendship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damon and pythias in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damon and pythias in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    • A. opaque
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