Faithfulness


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Faithfulness

See also Loyalty.
To God:
To Lovers:
Abdiel
seraph who refused to join Satan’s rebellion. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Abraham
in obedience to God, would sacrifice his only son. [O.T.: Genesis 22:1–18]
Becket, Thomas
à (c. 1118–70) uncompromisingly defended the rights of the Church against King Henry II. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2735]
Caleb
faithfully followed God in exploration of Canaan. [O.T.: Numbers 14:24–25]
Canterbury bell
flower memorializing harness bells of Canterbury pilgrims. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 303]
Hezekiah
brings people of Judah back to God. [O.T.: II Chronicles29:3–11; 31:20–21]
Jehoshaphat
destroyed idols; adjured men to follow God. [O.T.: II Chronicles 17:3–6; 19:9–11]
Job
maintains his faith despite severe trials, is finally rewarded by God. [O.T.: Job]
Josiah
tenaciously follows Moses’ law; orders keeping of Passover. [O.T.: II Kings 23:21–24]
Noah
saved from flood because of his faith. [O.T.: Genesis 6-10]

To Lovers:

Abigail
prostrates herself before David and vows devotion. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:40–41]
Akawi-ko
waits eighty years for lover to return. [Jap. Legend: Jobes, 59]
Amelia
despite financial woes, remains faithful to Booth. [Br. Lit.: Amelia]
Andromache
devoted wife of Hector. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Trojan Women; Andromache; Fr. Lit.: Andromaghe]
Aramati
name of Vedic goddess means faithfulness. [Hindu Myth.: Jobes, 117]
Arsinoë
Alcmaeon’s wife; continues to love husband though he is unfaithful. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 32]
Brandimante
loyal to lover and leader. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Innamorato]
Briseis
loved Achilles despite her capture by Agamemnon. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 62]
Britomart
waits many years for true love, Artegall. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Candida
ever faithful to husband. [Br. Lit.: Candida]
Charlotte
faithful to fiance lost at sea. [Br. Lit.: Fatal Curiosity]
China aster
symbol of fidelity. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 326]
Clärchen
devoted to Egmont. [Ger. Lit.: Egmont]
crow
faithful; does not mate again for nine generations. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 161]
Cynara
woman to whom Dowson is faithful in his thoughts even when consorting with others. [Br. Poetry: Barnhart, 301]
de Cleves, Princess
despite her love for another, remains faithful to her husband even after his death. [Fr. Lit.: Lafayette The Princess]
doves
faithfulness reflected in their pairing for life. [Christian Symbolism: Child, 211]
Dupre, Sally
Clay Wingate’s fiancee quietly waits for his return. [Am. Lit.: “John Brown’s Body” in Magill I, 445–448]
Enid
though falsely accused of infidelity, nurses husband through wounds. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King]
Evangeline
lifelong search for lover, Gabriel. [Am. Lit.: Evangeline]
heliotrope
symbol of lovers’ faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174]
Hypermnestra
only one of Danaides who did not murder husband on wedding night. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 136]
Imogen
spurns the advances of Iachimo, who had wagered her husband that he could seduce her. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Cymbeline]
ivy
traditional symbol of faithfulness. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
key
attribute of the personified Fidelity. [Art: Hall, 184]
Laodamia
commits suicide to join husband Protesilaus in underworld. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Leonore
disguises as Fidelio to save imprisoned husband. [Ger. Opera: Beethoven, Fidelio, Westerman, 109–110]
Micawber, Mrs. Emma
swears she will never desert husband. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
Nanna
immolated herself on pyre with husband, Baldur. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 256]
Penelope Odysseus’
patient wife; faithful for 20 years while waiting for his return. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Odyssey]
Perseus
ever devoted to wife, Andromeda. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 200]
Pietas
goddess of faithfulness, respect, and affection. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 192]
plum
symbol of faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Portia
takes own life after husband, Brutus’s, suicide. [Rom. Hist.: Plutarch’s Lives]
red on yellow
symbol of faithfulness. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
Rodelinda
faithful to her deposed husband, Bertarido. [Br. Opera: Handel, Rodelinda, Westerman, 50–52]
Roxy
tries to “save” immoral husband. [Am. Lit.: Roxy]
Sita
princess abducted from her husband by the demon-king; she remains faithful throughout her captivity. [Indian Lit.: Ramayana]
Sonia
young prostitute stays near prison to comfort Raskolnikov. [Russ. Lit.: Crime and Punishment]
Valentine
a true friend and constant lover. [Br. Lit.: Two Gentlemen of Verona]
veronica
symbol of faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
violet
symbol of faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178; Kunz, 327]
Zelda
shows devotion to Dobie, who manfully resists. [TV: “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” in Terrace, II, 64–66]
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