Knights of Pythias

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Pythian Sisters


The Order of Pythian Sisters, the independent auxiliary of the Knights of Pythias was
organized at Warsaw, Indiana on October 22-23, 1888 by a dedicated Knight,
Joseph Addison Hill, of Greencastle, Indiana. Mr. Hill was a well educated man.
He was a man of ideas and of thought, a student of books and an observer of life
who loved his fellow man

Mr. Hill prepared the ritualistic forms, the ceremonies and emblems of our Order. The color
combinations are arranged according to the strict law of optics which make a complete prism
as arranged around the room. He conceived the idea and inspiration for our Order's colors
when a raindrop fell upon the window ledge. Looking up from the raindrop, Mr. Hill beheld
the beautiful rainbow and in it, he saw our colors: White, representing Purity; Red, for Love;
Equality represented by Yellow, and Blue, symbolic of Fidelity. These principles are the
foundation stones on which the Pythian Sisters have built their Temples.

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