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The Pythia (Greek: Πυθία, Pūthia) was the priestess presiding over the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The Pythia was widely credited with giving prophecies inspired by Apollo, giving her a prominence unusual for a woman in male-dominated ancient Greece. The Delphic oracle was established in the 8th century BC. Its last recorded response was given in 393 AD, when the emperor Theodosius I ordered pagan temples to cease operation. During this period the Delphic Oracle was the most prestigious and authoritative oracle in the Greek world.

The oracle is one of the best-documented religious institutions of the classical Greek world. Writers who mention the oracle include Herodotus, Thucydides, Euripides, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Pindar, Aeschylus, Xenophon, Diodorus, Strabo, Pausanias, Plutarch, Livy, Justin, Ovid, Lucan and Julian.

The name Pythia derived from Pytho, which in myth was the original name of Delphi. The Greeks derived this place-name from the verb pythein (πύθειν, "to rot"), used of the decomposition of the body of the monstrous serpent Python after she was slain by Apollo.

It is often said that the Pythia delivered oracles in a frenzied state induced by vapors rising from a chasm in the rock, and that she spoke gibberish which priests reshaped into the enigmatic prophecies preserved in Greek literature

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HabeEvil Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BeautiFul!
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Jacquesgerard52 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Very nice!
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Match25 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
pretty
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Starrstryke Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Beautifully done.
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theofficialgenzoman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Artist
stop stealing my work
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Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
whoa.  sexy. :)
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ANIMECHICK9009 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I went to Delphi, where the Pythia was located, it was amazing. 
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jessesbv Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
" Dancing in the moonlight, right up till the light of day."
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arigato30 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
this is how i pictured her. not joking.
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Seductive & a little ominous (have just noticed like all your redhead art - must see analyst)
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frenzied state via vapors rising from a chasm? WHAT was in that chasm? (Druuuugs. ^^)
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Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it ^^
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ScytheArchAngel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
have you made lucretia painting also
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Yeuls Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
thank you for giving brief information along the picture. =)
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KanonSeaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Awesome
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DarkNinjaVampire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent
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KuraiHime813 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Can I do her cosplay? *_*♥
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Parece que se va a tropezar, por mirar a otro lado
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adamkaimaras Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I prefer this one than the last Pythia that I saw!!!

Good Job!!!
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rustyblood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
This layd looks gorgeous, EXCELENT !!
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zzita Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
great works u'v got there! got to like u as i'm interested in gods. she's one of my favorites.
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
She is beautiful, have you drawn one of Apollo?
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hermosa!
Me encantó su postura!
Tu galeria es una fuente interminable de tesoros Genzo, veo estas ilustraciones mas antinguas y son igual de sorprendentes!
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Greatswordsman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
HOT. Is all I can say, I'm sorry. ^^;
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CrashAriMP5N2O Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
With her dazzling white garments, she looks very much akin to the one depicted in 300.
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
muy linda ^^
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JA-9 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE all the pieces you do of Greek and Roman Mythology. <3
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
You work so fast. It has me totally jealous. I've noticed you never put big watermarks on your work and that it's always off in an inconsequential corner. Aren't you afraid someone will steal it?
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Stormsworder Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student Writer
I actually went to the Oracle at Delphi :D Although we couldn't go all the way up due to falling rocks -_-

I was like "Why does Pythia sound familiar?" XD And then it hit me
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SafyrRose Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Have you read "Touch the Dark" by Karen Chance, or "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carrey? Because.. half the stuff I see on your site are mentioned in said books + series.
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LeadZero Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
yeah, Pornographic Priestess!
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Long-white-hair Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oof! crittical hit!

nice work though!
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KeremGo Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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679 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Gorgeous!
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Ditza Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009   Artist
Dios! ke perro dibujas 9_9
transmite mucho...
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The movement of your lines is so well done! She is stunning!
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majolifanto Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
I respond with my poem about how all poetry echoes with the ecstatic significant babble of the Pythoness right down to the present day:

“REAL MEN READ CATULLUS IN LATIN”
an epistle to Tom Leonard
Thinking of Tom L. and Fred (and Hamish should not be omitted);
will young men still wake up at night with their brains in a fever,
counting out trochees and spondees, as if Delphi had spoken,
the blazing-eyed girl on a tripod, her spiralling challenge?
Will Lesbia rise from her seat to greet Nora the youngest immortal,
Will women who spoke for themselves condescend to the mistresses' muteness
seven civilizations downriver of the ending of Gerard de Nerval,
who paid for his misplaced faith on a rope outside the Theatre
as Sarah Bernhardt within played her hundred-eighth night of Electra?
The Oracles never did cease, they're still heard in the poems.
You go out for coffee at four, come back at two in the morning
lit up with the deaths and the deeds of some present-day heroes,
the scandals and actors and tyrants of yesterday's chatter,
set it down on the page in these tones so it's never forgotten.
As the burial mounds in the West conceal harps made of granite
ever played on by waters whose trapped song cannot break the surface.
You go to hear stories of Grandad and leave with this humming,
a kiss to your soul from the whispering saints of the twilight.
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This came as a great surprize to me, too. You don't know something has gone in until it comes back out again! Catullus was a (just) pre Christian poet. The same emperor, Augustus, who sent Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem for a census, tried to ban the sometimes very rude Catullus and the erotic Ovid (unsuccessfully as it turned out).
The six-syllable line was loved by Latin poets - my school teacher taught us this as an example hexameter:
“Down in a deep, dark ditch sat an old sow munching a beanstalk.”
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Ravenok86 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
hey genzo if ever u running your own company sign me up lol
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Meggera-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing artwork!
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oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Anyone want to scream "THIS IS SPARTA!"?
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Torador Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Really nice; I love the sense of motion.
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Xetil Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Writer
Muy linda; me recuerda mucho a la chica del oraculo en 300
saludos!
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Salvaratty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
AAAAAaaaanimalll!!!!!!
many many!!!!
good!!!
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DamionS Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Nice red hair :)
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Einsamkaith Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
by far the most interesting work ive seen from you, you got the talent so keep up the cool work, go dçfor it :D
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AnawielDewdrop Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, there is so much movement in her hair and clothes, which is set off really well by the pose she has struck and the background serves to highlight the figure in the foreground.
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COYNN Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Awesome
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Gargu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Her hair's real odd.
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Dark-Phoenix-452 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Color and pose, Very Nice Job :D
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Such a beautiful character, absolutely stunning. I'm in awe. Great pose and expression, and I love the flow to the piece
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