Baucis

Greek - Wife of Philemon. She and her husband were the only ones who showed hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they travelled as poor wayfarers. While their inhospitable neighbours perished in a flood, they were rewarded by having their hovel transformed into a magnificent dwelling, which they kept as a temple to the gods. In old age they were still together and the gods changed them into a lime tree and an oak tree, both growing from one trunk. At times, referred to as Baucis.

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