The cavity was approached with reverence; a tripod was placed over it; and a priestess or Pythia was appointed to preside.
We had come too early, and the Pythia did not at first appear.
After purification he was sent by the Pythia to serve Eurystheus.
To commemorate this deed a temple was erected at Delhi to Apollo, and the priestess was called the Pythia.
The Pythia uttered her oracles under the most distressing signs.
It is only five miles to the cavern of the Pythia of Hindostan; the road runs through a jungle, but it is level and smooth.
A priestess was appointed whose office it was to inhale the hallowed air, and she was named the Pythia.
The best-known and the most impressive of the utterers of oracles is the priestess of Apollo at Delphi, the Pythia.
We find, however, that the terms are frequently used interchangeably; thus the Pythia is called both mantis and prophetis.
The Pythia told him that he would not only have to die some time, but that the son of his daughter would cause his death.
"priestess of Apollo at Delphi," 1842, from Greek pythia (hiereia) "(Priestess) of Pythian Apollo, from a variant form of Pythios, an epithet of Apollo, from Pytho, older name of the region of Delphi (see python).