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243. Faithfulness (See also Loyalty.)

To God:

  1. Abdiel seraph who refused to join Satans rebellion. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost ]
  2. Abraham in obedience to God, would sacrifice his only son. [O.T.: Genesis 22:118]
  3. Becket, Thomas à (c. 111870) uncompromisingly defended the rights of the Church against King Henry II. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2735]
  4. Caleb faithfully followed God in exploration of Canaan. [O.T.: Numbers 14:2425]
  5. Canterbury bell flower memorializing harness bells of Canterbury pilgrims. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 303]
  6. Hezekiah brings people of Judah back to God. [O.T.: II Chronicles29:311; 31:2021]
  7. Jehoshaphat destroyed idols; adjured men to follow God. [O.T.: II Chronicles 17:36; 19:911]
  8. Job maintains his faith despite severe trials, is finally rewarded by God. [O.T.: Job]
  9. Josiah tenaciously follows Moses law; orders keeping of Passover. [O.T.: II Kings 23:2124]
  10. Noah saved from flood because of his faith. [O.T.: Genesis 6-10]

    To Lovers:

  11. Abigail prostrates herself before David and vows devotion. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:4041]
  12. Akawi-ko waits eighty years for lover to return. [Jap. Legend: Jobes, 59]
  13. Amelia despite financial woes, remains faithful to Booth. [Br. Lit.: Amelia ]
  14. Andromache devoted wife of Hector. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Trojan Women; Andromache ; Fr. Lit.: Andromaghe ]
  15. Aramati name of Vedic goddess means faithfulness. [Hindu Myth.: Jobes, 117]
  16. Arsinoë Alcmaeons wife; continues to love husband though he is unfaithful. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 32]
  17. Brandimante loyal to lover and leader. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Innamorato ]
  18. Briseis loved Achilles despite her capture by Agamemnon. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 62]
  19. Britomart waits many years for true love, Artegall. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  20. Candida ever faithful to husband. [Br. Lit.: Candida ]
  21. Charlotte faithful to fiance lost at sea. [Br. Lit.: Fatal Curiosity ]
  22. China aster symbol of fidelity. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 326]
  23. Clärchen devoted to Egmont. [Ger. Lit.: Egmont ]
  24. crow faithful; does not mate again for nine generations. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 161]
  25. Cynara woman to whom Dowson is faithful in his thoughts even when consorting with others. [Br. Poetry: Barnhart, 301]
  26. de Cleves, Princess despite her love for another, remains faithful to her husband even after his death. [Fr. Lit.: Lafayette The Princess ]
  27. doves faithfulness reflected in their pairing for life. [Christian Symbolism: Child, 211]
  28. Dupre, Sally Clay Wingates fiancee quietly waits for his return. [Am. Lit.: John Browns Body in Magill I, 445448]
  29. Enid though falsely accused of infidelity, nurses husband through wounds. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King ]
  30. Evangeline lifelong search for lover, Gabriel. [Am. Lit.: Evangeline ]
  31. heliotrope symbol of lovers faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174]
  32. Hypermnestra only one of Danaides who did not murder husband on wedding night. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 136]
  33. Imogen spurns the advances of Iachimo, who had wagered her husband that he could seduce her. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Cymbeline ]
  34. ivy traditional symbol of faithfulness. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
  35. key attribute of the personified Fidelity. [Art: Hall, 184]
  36. Laodamia commits suicide to join husband Protesilaus in underworld. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad ; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
  37. Leonore disguises as Fidelio to save imprisoned husband. [Ger. Opera: Beethoven, Fidelio, Westerman, 109110]
  38. Micawber, Mrs. Emma swears she will never desert husband. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield ]
  39. Nanna immolated herself on pyre with husband, Baldur. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 256]
  40. Penelope Odysseus patient wife; faithful for 20 years while waiting for his return. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad; Odyssey ]
  41. Perseus ever devoted to wife, Andromeda. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 200]
  42. Pietas goddess of faithfulness, respect, and affection. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 192]
  43. plum symbol of faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  44. Portia takes own life after husband, Brutuss, suicide. [Rom. Hist.: Plutarchs Lives ]
  45. red on yellow symbol of faithfulness. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
  46. Rodelinda faithful to her deposed husband, Bertarido. [Br. Opera: Handel, Rodelinda, Westerman, 5052]
  47. Roxy tries to save immoral husband. [Am. Lit.: Roxy ]
  48. Sita princess abducted from her husband by the demon-king; she remains faithful throughout her captivity. [Indian Lit.: Ramayana ]
  49. Sonia young prostitute stays near prison to comfort Raskolnikov. [Russ. Lit.: Crime and Punishment ]
  50. Valentine a true friend and constant lover. [Br. Lit.: Two Gentlemen of Verona ]
  51. veronica symbol of faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  52. violet symbol of faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178; Kunz, 327]
  53. Zelda shows devotion to Dobie, who manfully resists. [TV: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in Terrace, II, 6466]