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Priestess Pythia

What Questions Did Ancient Greeks Ask the Oracles?

Ancient Greeks were curious people and they would frequently ask questions about the world and themselves, as the writings of philosophers of the times indicate. At the same time, in some aspects at least, they were like modern people...

Priestess Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, Spoke Truth to Power

In a time and place that offered few career opportunities for women, the role of priestess at the Oracle of Delphi was enormously influential. The Priestess Pythia was consulted on everything from warfare to love to public policy.  By Julia...