Definitions: (1) receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with generous kindness and in a friendly manner; (2)offering a pleasant or sustaining environment; (3) liberal and generous in disposition; receptive or, at lease, respectable to new ideas

Admonition: If one cannot be hospitable they can, at least, be civil.

Symbol: the pineapple

Mythological Figures: Baucis and Philemon were an affectionate couple who hospitably entertained Jupiter and Mercury. In gratitude their little house was transformed into a palace. In response to their wish to be together always, they were turned into twin trees when they died. — Ovid (c. 43 bc-17 ad) Roman Poet