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The Pythia by GENZOMAN The Pythia by GENZOMAN
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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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Starrstryke Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Beautifully done.
theofficialgenzoman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Artist
stop stealing my work
Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
whoa.  sexy. :)
ANIMECHICK9009 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I went to Delphi, where the Pythia was located, it was amazing. 
jessesbv Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
" Dancing in the moonlight, right up till the light of day."
arigato30 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
this is how i pictured her. not joking.
BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Seductive & a little ominous (have just noticed like all your redhead art - must see analyst)
DragonCount Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frenzied state via vapors rising from a chasm? WHAT was in that chasm? (Druuuugs. ^^)
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
love it ^^
ScytheArchAngel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
have you made lucretia painting also
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