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Summary

Delphi oracle.

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Treasury of Athens

Treasury of Athens

Delphi. the museum

the Delphi museum.

Treasury of Knidos, Delphi

Treasury at the sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

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.

See:

  1. Pausanias, Description of Greece, X. 12

References

  1. Paus. 10.12