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Cadmus  (CAD-mus)

Phoenician founder of Thebes, brother of Europa. Cadmus went looking for his sister when she was carried off by Zeus in the form of a bull. The Oracle of Delphi told him to abandon the search. Instead he was to venture forth until he should meet a cow, to follow this cow wherever it should lead and found a city upon the spot where it lay down. Cadmus populated his new city by sowing dragon teeth which sprouted into warriors. Cadmus taught them the alphabet, which he had brought from Phoenicia.
The Greek alphabet historically derives from the land of the Phoenicians, mythologically the home of Cadmus and Europa. (zoom)