Friends Pirithous and Theseus then, wishing to be raised from the dead, stretched out their hands towards him, and Heracles 1 rescued both. Richard Edwards in his play Damon and Pithias (1564) says that "scarce four couple of faithful friends have been since the world began": he is referring almost certainly to the basic set of Orestes and Pylades, Theseus and Pirithous, Achilles and Patroclus, and of course Damon and Pithias http://www.creedopedia.com/topics/Pirithous?PHPSESSID=g0vrdgtbb839rnq18akrldlg17