Sown-men

Greek - A race of warriors. When Cadmus killed the guardian water-dragon of the Castilian spring, that had slain some of his companions, he sowed its teeth in the ground. Immediately, warriors sprang into being, fully armed, and when Cadmus threw a stone amongst them, they fought amongst themselves until only five were left. These five were Chthonius, Echion, Hyperenor, Pelorus and Udaeaus, and they served Cadmus and helped him to build the city of Thebes. The teeth left over from this operation were later sown by Jason with similar results. On occassion, referred to as Sown-men, Sparti, Sparti, Spartoi, Spart(o)i or Spart(o)i.

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