Delphic oracle


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Delphic oracle

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(Classical Myth & Legend) the oracle of Apollo at Delphi that gave answers held by the ancient Greeks to be of great authority but also noted for their ambiguity.
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Noun1.Delphic oracle - (Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought adviceDelphic oracle - (Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Delphi - an ancient Greek city on the slopes of Mount Parnassus; site of the oracle of Delphi
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