WTF Fun Fact – Sacred Band of Thebes

The Sacred Band of Thebes was an elite troop of select Theban soldiers, consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers, in the 4th century BC. They were often used as shock troops, crippling the enemy by engaging and killing their best men and leaders in battle. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Sacred Band of Thebes – Wikipedia


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2 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Sacred Band of Thebes”

  1. @Jiamil You literally added nothing with your comment. Definitely not “precision. It says “Male lovers”; why would you need to add that they are gay? Please stop making comments. So cringey.

  2. To be more precise, as this fact lacks precision, the lovers were gay and with each other to strengthen the bond. Their fighting power was mainly due to them being one of the only full time soldier troops at that time.


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