The Oracle of Delphi

By; Tylik Jackson


In its modern usage, the word "oracle" is used to describe either a prophet inspired by spiritual forces.

In ancient Greece, the oracle was a place where these divinely-inspired prophesies of the future were passed down to mortals. The most famous oracle was Apollo at Delphi.

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characteristic of Oracle

Oracles were thought to be portals through which the gods spoke directly to people. They're known to speck prediction to the people.

Oracle of Delphi

The Oracle of Delphi had a nickname, which was Pythias. There were tons of different Oracles over the years mostly young virgins drafted from the area surrounding the village of Delphi. It was like Googling "What's my future?" and actually getting an answer.

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