Biton and Cleobis

Biton (bī`tŏn) and Cleobis

(klēō`bĭs), in Greek mythology, sons of the priestess Cydippe. When their mother wanted to see a famous temple of Hera, which was many miles away, the brothers dragged her chariot there. At the end of the long journey Cydippe prayed to Hera that her sons might receive the greatest of blessings. Their reward was instant and painless death without the bitterness and decrepitude of old age.
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Biton and Cleobis, Bitonalso spelled BitoIn Greek legend, the sons of Cydippe, priestess of Hera at Argos, noted for their filial devotion and for their athletic prowess and strength.