Who is Cerimon?
Where does the name CERIMON originate? Well, here’s the beautiful story:
In his final years Shakespeare wrote tales of yearning ~ including the nautical epic Pericles. Early in the story, young Thaisa of Cyrene embarks on a sea journey with her love Pericles of Tyre, where they encounter a ferocious storm. Thaisa (who is nearing childbirth) goes into early labor and perishes after delivering their baby. The child is named Marina, and her mother’s body is ceremoniously prepared and tossed overboard.
Thaisa is then met with a remarkable fortune when her body is discovered on the shores of Ephesus, and brought into the welcoming house of a healer named Cerimon, where she is miraculously revived. In the fourteen years that follow, Pericles is adrift, and Thaisa seeks comfort as a noviciate at the nearby Temple of Artemis. And then another miracle ensues: a chance reunion at that temple with both her sea-tossed husband and long-lost daughter. Hope is restored for this family, the gods are lauded, and bounteous praise is offered to the humble sage Cerimon.
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