The Sacred Band of Thebes and the Power of Devotion, Friendship, and Love
Living a good life despite the odds
“Ask yourselves if the gods are angry, you who have seen Harmony come among us, walk among us, touch us, look kindly upon us. We are the Sacred Band of Thebes. We fight in the forefront, therefore we bleed first. We live, therefore we die.” — Janet Morris
In ancient Greece, the city-state of Thebes was renowned for its mighty army, known as the Sacred Band of Thebes. The Sacred Band was composed of 150 pairs of male lovers who were said to be the finest soldiers in all of Greece.
What made the Sacred Band so special was not their skill in battle but also their deep devotion to one another. This bond of love made them fearless in combat, and they were said to be unbeatable.
The story of the Sacred Band is a testament to the power of devotion, friendship, and love. These things can create stronger bonds than any other force on earth.
When we stand together with those we love, we can achieve anything.