Delphic Sibyl
22.04.2014 Wolken 22°C 12 kt W Actuell Position : 38° 28,6' N 022° 30,3' E
The Delphic Sibyl was a legendary figure who made prophecies in the sacred precinct of Apollo at Delphi, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. According to a late source, her mother was Lamia, daughter of Poseidon. The Delphic Sibyl was not involved in the operation of the Delphic Oracle and should be considered distinct from the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo. There were several prophetic female figures called Sibyls and male figures called Bakis (Greek spelling; Vakis) in the Graeco-Roman world. The most famous Sibyl was located at Cumae and the most famous Bakis at Boeotia. There are a number of legends about the Delphic Sibyl, though they are not necessarily all consistent. One claim is that her last prophecy was said to be the birth of Jesus Christ Pausanias claimed that the Sibyl was "born between man and goddess, daughter of sea monsters and an immortal nymph". Others said she was the sister or daughter of Apollo. ( )

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