Cadmus in Wikipedia
Cadmus or Kadmos (Greek: Κάδμος), in Greek, Roman and
Phoenician mythologies, was a Phoenician prince, the son of
king Agenor and queen Telephassa of Tyre and the brother of
Phoenix, Cilix and Europa. He was originally sent by his royal
parents to seek out and escort his sister Europa back to Tyre
after she was abducted from the shores of Phoenicia by
Zeus. Cadmus founded the Greek city of Thebes, the
acropolis of which was originally named Cadmeia in his honor.
Cadmus was credited by the ancient Greeks (Herodotus is an
example) with introducing the original Alphabet or Phoenician
alphabet -- phoinikeia grammata, "Phoenician letters" -- to
the Greeks, who adapted it to form their Greek alphabet.
Herodotus estimates that Cadmus lived sixteen hundred years
before his time, or around 2000 BC....
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