Pythia


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Pythia

(ˈpɪθɪə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the priestess of Apollo at Delphi, who transmitted the oracles
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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?
We will set down, however, what we have heard to have been said by the Pythia concerning Homer in the time of the most sacred Emperor Hadrian.
And there rises up before me all that was there foreshadowed, and I see visions of Damon and Pythias, of life-saving crews and Red Cross nurses, of martyrs and leaders of forlorn hopes, of Father Damien, and of the Christ himself, and of all the men of earth, mighty of stature, whose strength may trace back to the elemental loins of Lop-Ear and Big-Tooth and other dim denizens of the Younger World.
Such unscientific balderdash," added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, "would have estranged Damon and Pythias."
Becky and she live together, and take care of one another in true Damon and Pythias style.
The list, like the Pythia in Delphi, divines what it is that we wish to know as we march into an uncertain future: The mildly adversarial childhood of our reality TV stars; the wit and wisdom of retired public servants; the war against the British, seemingly still ongoing; and the charitable reflections of the preposterously wealthy.
On the 100th day, the envoys entered the Oracle of Delphi to ask the King's question, and the Pythia (the high priestess of the Temple) replied that 'she can smell a hard-shelled tortoise being cooked in a bronze cauldron with lamb's meat, and the cauldron is also covered with a bronze cover.'
Michaelides wrote that this was also mentioned by Christodoulides, "a well-known personality and particularly popular with most participants, Greek and non-Greek." He added: "Indeed, many were those that predicted (in the unofficial chat in the surrounding area) that 'he will be the next president of Cyprus'." As Christodoulides would say, it was significant that this prediction was made in the location of the Delphic Oracle, even though, we have learned it came from Pythia.
To obtain the cross sections and generate the events we implement our model in MadGraph [54] bundled with PYTHIA [55] and DELPHES [56].
Instead, a hundred camels were sacrificed after successively casting 10 magical arrows on instruction of priest Pythia of the temple.
At the individual and state level, Greeks came to Delphi in order to consult the Pythia, priestess of the god Apollo, on matters ranging from personal health to declarations of war or the sending out of colonies.