Tiresias

Greek Seer

Who is He/She?

Tiresias was a Greek Seer. A seer is a god like person who has hidden knowledge of the past, present, and future.

Blindness

He was said to be blinded by the goddess Athena because he saw her bathing, but was forgiven by her and turned into a prophet.

Both Genders?

He was also said to be a man and a woman. Because of this reason, he was asked to settle the dispute between Hera and Zeus on the topic of which gender got more pleasure out of sex. He responded with females, but Zeus still granted him with a long life.

Long Life

He was said to have a very long life. Some claimed he only lived 7 generations, while others claimed he lived 9 generations. All of this was possible thanks to Zeus.

Citation

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