One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of Pythia, the priestess of Apollo at Delphi in ancient Greece.‘she begins to lose faith in the Pythian prophecy’
- ‘The tripod is the symbol of Pythian Apollo whose cult lay at the root of the tenets of Pythagorean philosophical beliefs.’
- ‘Socrates, that wisest of men, if we may accept the judgement of the Pythian oracle, not only approved of dancing, but made a careful study of it.’
- ‘The most revered shrine of the Ancient World was the temple of Phoebus Apollo at Delphi, where the oracle was uttered by the Pythian Priestess.’
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