An elderly Phrygian woman, in whose humble dwelling Zeus and Hermes were hospitably received, after having been refused admission by every one else in the country. Baucis and her husband Philemon were therefore saved by the gods when they visited the country with an inundation; and Zeus made Baucis and Philemon priests in his temple; and when the two mortals expressed a wish to die together, Zeus granted their request by changing them simultaneously into trees.



  • Ovid. Metamorphoses vii, 620-724.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.