The Story of Cadmus

A Phoenician prince and the son of the King and Queen of Tyre, Cadmus is a central figure in Greek mythology. Originally sent to Greece to retrieve his sister, Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, Cadmus soon became the founder and the first King of Thebes. He is widely thought of as the world’s first teacher and credited with sparking the intellectual revolution that took place in Ancient Greece by exporting the alphabet from Phoenicia to Greece.