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According to Knights of Pythias website ~ The Fraternal Order of Knights of Pythias and its members are dedicated to the cause of universal peace. Pythians are pledged to the promotion of understanding among men of good will as the surest means of attaining Universal Peace.

The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, established in 1864 in Washington, DC, by Justus H. Rathbone and was the first fraternal order to be chartered by an Act of Congress.

Domains of the Order exist in most states and provinces, and subordinate lodges are located in many cities and towns across the United States and Canada.



*In Greek mythology, the legend of Damon and Pythias symbolizes trust and loyalty in a true friendship.
Pythias and his friend Damon traveled to Syracuse. Pythias was accused of plotting against the tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius I. As punishment for this crime, Pythias was sentenced to death.

Pythias asked to be allowed to return home one last time. Dionysius refused, believing that once released, Pythias would never return.

Risking his own freedom for his best friend, Damon proposed that Dionysius hold him hostage until Pythias returned. Dionysius agreed, on the condition that, should Pythias not return when promised, Damon would be put to death in his place. Damon agreed, and Pythias was released.

Dionysius was convinced that Pythias would never return, and as the day Pythias promised to return came and went, Dionysius prepared to execute Damon. But just as the executioner was about to kill Damon, Pythias returned.

Apologizing to his friend for his delay, Pythias told of how pirates had captured his ship on the passage back to Syracuse and thrown him overboard. Dionysius listened to Pythias as he described how he swam to shore and made his way back to Syracuse as quickly as possible, arriving just in the nick of time to save his friend.

Dionysius was so taken with the friends' trust and loyalty, that he freed both Damon and Pythias, and kept them on as counsel to his court.
~Wikipedia.








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Knights of PythiasScott Valley Lodge Knights of Pythias No. 229 - Etna, CA

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This Knights of Pythias lodge was chartered January 31, 1902.

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location: California

date approved: 11/28/2017

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Knights of Pythias(former) Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 235 - Montague, CA

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This community hall stands on the site of the former Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 235, which burned down from a fire in 1929.

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location: California

date approved: 6/15/2015

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Knights of PythiasKnights of Pythias No. 108 (former) - Hornbrook, CA

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A spray-painted K of P lodge number on a deteriorating building is all that remains as evidence of the lodge's place in history.

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location: California

date approved: 3/13/2017

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Knights of PythiasPythian Castle - Arcata, California

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The Pythian Castle was built by the Knights of Pythias. This building accommodated for many years local Knights of Pythias activities on the upper floor while providing commercial space for Arcata businesses below.

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location: California

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: 6/15/2018

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