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PYTHIA -- THE PRIESTESS OF APOLLO AT DELPHI

PYTHIA -- THE PRIESTESS OF APOLLO AT DELPHI

"Priestess of Delphi " (1891) painted by Hon. John Collier (1850-1934) --------------------------------- Pythia (also called Sibyl): The priestess of Apollo at Delphi. She delivered the answers of the god to such as came to consult the oracle, and was supposed to be suddenly inspired by the sulphureous vapors which issued from the hole of a subterraneous cavity within the temple, over which she… Continue

Added by Stephen Contrado on September 10, 2009 at 11:10pm — No Comments

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