Philemon

Greek - Husband of Baucis. He was a poor peasant but he and his wife were the only ones to offer hospitality to Zeus and Hermes. While all their neighbours perished in a flood, they were rewarded with a wondrous new house which they tended as a temple to the gods until, in great old age, he and Baucis were turned into trees, he an oak, she a lime, growing from the same trunk, so that they were never parted. Also commonly identified as Philemon.

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