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- Cadmus went and sought long
- Cadmus next threw his javelin, which met with better success, for it penetrated the serpent's scales and pierced through to his entrails.
- Cadmus had hardly left the Castalian cave, from which the oracle was delivered, when he saw a young cow slowly walking before him.
- But the misfortunes of their children still weighed upon their minds; And one day Cadmus exclaimed, "If a serpent's life is so dear to the gods, I would I were myself a serp
- But a fatality hung over the family of cadmus in consequence of his killing the serpent sacred to mars.semele and ino his daughters and actaeon and pentheus his grandchildren all perished unhappily.
- Cadmus having waited for the return of his men till midday went in search of them.
- Cadmus obtained in marriage harmonia the daughter of venus.