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- proper n. The priestess of Pythian Apollo, the Oracle of Delphi
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, the priestess who held communion with Apollo and received his oracles in the inner sanctuary of the great temple at Delphi, throughout historic antiquity. See oracle.
- n. In conchology: A genus of gastropods of the family Auriculidæ, generally called Scarabus.
- n. A genus of bulimiform shells, comprising species of Achatina, Bulimus, Glandina, etc.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
“Not high enough to give me the title of Pythia, no matter how hard I worked.”
And she’d made no secret of the fact she wanted the title of Pythia.
“She thinks you’re competition for the title of Pythia.”
Like you said, the Pythia is a pretty determined bitch.
Tara appreciated the fire aspect of it the Pythia was a pyromancer, after all, but thought the small, tippy chair looked terribly uncomfortable.
Young woman called Pythia sniffed these vapors and uttered sheer gibberish, which the priests then interpreted to answer the questions of visitors.
The Pythia was a stupid old woman, saving when she sat upon the tripod.
The priestess who delivered the oracles was called the Pythia, after the serpent Python, which was killed by Apollo.
The Castalian fountain still gushes out at the bottom, into a large square enclosure, called the Pythia's Bath, and now choked up with mud, weeds, and stones.
In Classic Greek, also, Apollo is called the prophet of Jupiter, and the Pythia is the prophetess of Apollo.