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After all, I had been the god of prophecy, master of the Oracle of Delphi, distributor of the highest quality sneak previews of destiny for millennia.
Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  famous giver of cryptic prophesies in ancient Greece, at the Temple of Apollo
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Notes:
Different priestesses at the temple were all called Pythia.

Today, "oracle" is generally used to identify any person who gives prophesies or is exceedingly wise, but in ancient Greece, the oracle was the place one went for prophesies.
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  • After all, I had been the god of prophecy, master of the Oracle of Delphi, distributor of the highest quality sneak previews of destiny for millennia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The Oracle at Delphi The ancient Greeks believed that they could consult the famous oracle at Delphi about their fate.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • At the sound of your solemn voice, the Pythia will come down to you with her crown.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • With a chill, I realized I was looking at the Oracle of Delphi, back when she was alive and young.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • Grover muttered something about girls being harder to understand than the Oracle at Delphi, then he handed me the spray gun and followed Annabeth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • 1) Who is he by voice immortal named from Pythia’s rocky cell, Doer of foul deeds of bloodshed, horrors that no tongue can tell?
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • And for Incoherent Speech, it was amongst the Gentiles taken for one sort of Prophecy, because the Prophets of their Oracles, intoxicated with a spirit, or vapour from the cave of the Pythian Oracle at Delphi, were for the time really mad, and spake like mad-men; of whose loose words a sense might be made to fit any event, in such sort, as all bodies are said to be made of Materia prima.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Oracle of Delphi Rachel?
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • A cavern filled with volcanic fumes, where people would come to receive guidance from my priestess, the Pythia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "You mean by demigods," Percy said, "going on a big quest to reclaim the Oracle of Delphi?"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • The Oracle at Delphi The ancient Greeks believed that they could consult the famous oracle at Delphi about their fate.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You see, the Oracle of Delphi is an ancient—
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • There were many heads of state who dared not go to war or take other decisive steps until they had consulted the oracle at Delphi.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • When people came to Delphi they had to present their question to the priests of the oracle, who passed it on to Pythia.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Apollo, the god of the oracle, spoke through his priestess Pythia, who sat on a stool over a fissure in the earth, from which arose hypnotic vapors that put Pythia in a trance.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Unless the dream was referring to something other than the Oracle of Delphi.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • An Athenian is said to have asked the oracle at Delphi who the wisest man in Athens was.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Apollo, the god of the oracle, spoke through his priestess Pythia, who sat on a stool over a fissure in the earth, from which arose hypnotic vapors that put Pythia in a trance.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You know that during the war with Gaea, the Oracle of Delphi stopped receiving prophecies.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • What if the only way to restore you to Olympus is by reclaiming the Oracle of Delphi, thus freeing the power of prophecy?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Now, the way I gained possession of the Oracle of Delphi in the first place was by killing this monster called Python who lived in the depths of the cavern.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Oracle of Delphi.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Pythia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • There is only one Pythia—you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Instead of speech with a Pythia or a Sibyl, they will sell you a plain papyrus leaf, hardly dry from the stalk, and bid you dip it in the water of a certain fountain, when it will show you a verse in which you may hear of your future.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce the new Oracle of Delphi.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Once I have defeated the former emperors . only then will I be able to face my old enemy Python and free the Oracle of Delphi.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She wrote that we know the moon is not made of green cheese and that there are also craters on the dark side of the moon, that both Socrates and Jesus were sentenced to death, that everybody has to die sooner or later, that the great temples on the Acropolis were built after the Persian wars in the fifth century B.C. and that the most important oracle in ancient Greece was the oracle at Delphi.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Even Romans respected your father’s Oracle of Delphi."
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • "You’re the Oracle of Delphi?
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Let’s go see what the Oracle of Delphi has to say."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "Of course, we’d rather have our beloved Oracle of Delphi working again.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "I swear," Hades said, "as long as my children remain outcasts, as long as I labor under the curse of your Great Prophecy, the Oracle of Delphi will never have another mortal host.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
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