- an aged Phrygian peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes: they were rewarded by being saved from a flood and changed into trees.
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As Baucis had said, there was but a scanty supper for two hungry travellers.
My good wife Baucis has gone to see what you can have for supper.
Tired and hungry, they neared the cottage where Philemon and Baucis lived.
Philemon and Baucis cared for the beautiful temple for years.
Classical readers will recall the tale of Philemon and Baucis.Ballads of Romance and Chivalry
- 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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