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Baucis and Philomon
Philomon (name)
Name Philomon
Debut Rebirth
Significance Philo
Photo Earth depiction of Baucis and Philomon[1]

Philomon is a male name of Greek origin meaning "affectionate".[2]

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Philomon was an aged Phrygian and husband of Baucis. Zeus and Hermes, assuming the appearance of ordinary mortals, visited Phrygia. No one was willing to receive the strangers, until the hospitable hut of Philemon and Baucis was opened to them, where the two gods were kindly treated. Zeus rewarded the good old couple by taking them with him to an eminence. On that eminence Zeus appointed them the guardians of his temple, and granted to them to die both at the same moment, and then metamorphosed them into trees.[3]



  1. Photo: Baucis and Philomon greeting card (2013), by Zazzle. Retrieved on June 13, 2019.
  2. Philomon at Retrieved on June 13, 2019.
  3. Philomon at the Greek Myth Index. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.