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Related to Baucis: Baucis and Philemon
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
A peasant woman of Phrygia who together with her husband Philemon received with great hospitality Zeus and Hermes disguised as men. The gods rewarded the couple by turning them in their old age into intertwining linden and oak trees.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a poor peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, was rewarded for hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes
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(in Greek myth) an aged Phrygian peasant woman who offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes.
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