Friendship (See also Loyalty.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Friendship (See also Loyalty.)


  1. acacia traditional symbol of friendship. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
  2. Achilles and Patroclus beloved friends and constant companions, especially during the Trojan War. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 194]
  3. Amos and Andy dim-witted Andy Brown and level-headed partner Amos Jones, owners of the Fresh Air Taxi Cab Company. [Radio and TV: “The Amos and Andy Show” in Terrace, I, 54]
  4. Amys and Amylion the Pylades and Orestes (q.v., below) of the feudal ages. [Medieval Lit.: LLEI, I: 269]
  5. Biddy and Pip “friends for life.” [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
  6. Castor and Pollux twin brothers who lived and died together. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 52]
  7. Chingachgook and Natty Bumppo Chingachgook as Natty Bumppo’s constant sidekick and advisor. [Am. Lit.: The Path-finder, Magill I, 715–717]
  8. Damon and Pythias each agreed to die to save the other. [Gk. Hist.: Espy, 48]
  9. Diomedes and Sthenelus Sthenelus was the companion and charioteer of Diomedes. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 248]
  10. Fannie and Edmund Bertram while others ignored Fannie, he comforted her. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
  11. Fred and Ethel the Ricardos’ true-blue pals. [TV: “I Love Lucy” in Terrace, I, 383–384]
  12. Friday and Robinson Crusoe Friday was Robinson Crusoe’s sole companion on desert island. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
  13. ivy leaves symbolic of strong and lasting companionship. [Heraldry: Halberts, 31]
  14. Jane Frances de Chantal and Francis de Sales, Sts. two of most celebrated in Christian annals. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 183]
  15. Jonathan and David swore compact of love and mutual protection. [O.T.: I Samuel 18:1-3; 20:17]
  16. Lightfoot, Martin and Hereward Hereward’s companion during various wanderings. [Br. Lit.: Hereward the Wake, Magill I, 367–370]
  17. Nisus and Euryalus fought bravely together; Nisus dies rescuing Euryalus. [Rom. Hist.: Wheeler, 259; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  18. Peggotty, Clara, and David Copperfield lifelong friends. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  19. Petronius and Nero Petronius as nobleman and intimate friend of Nero. [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
  20. Philadelphia nicknamed “City of Brotherly Love.” [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2127]
  21. Pylades and Orestes Pylades willing to sacrifice life for Orestes. [Gk. Lit.: Oresteia, Kitto, 68–90]
  22. Standish, Miles and John Alden best friends, despite their love for Priscilla. [Am. Lit.: “The Courtship of Miles Standish” in Magill I, 165–166]
  23. Theseus and Pirithoüs Pirithofis, King of Lapithae, was intimate friend of Theseus, Athenian hero. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 195]
  24. Three Musketeers, The three comrades known by motto, “All for one, and one for all.” [Fr. Lit.: The Three Musketeers]
  25. Tiberge and the Chevalier Tiberge as ever-assisting shadow of the chevalier. [Fr. Lit.: Manon Lescaut]
  26. Wilbur and Charlotte spider and pig as loyal companions. [Children’s Lit.: Charlotte’s Web]