The Sybil stone between the treasury of Sicyon and the stoa of the Athenians is the rock from which the Erythraean Sibyl foretold the future. There is a rock rising up above the ground. On it, say the Delphians, there stood and chanted the oracles a woman, by name Herophile and surnamed Sibyl. The former Sibyl I find was as ancient as any; the Greeks say that she was a daughter of Zeus by Lamia, daughter of Poseidon, that she was the first woman to chant oracles, and that the name Sibyl was given her by the Libyans1.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece, X. 12
- ↑Paus. 10.12