To a mind like that of Tiresias, a pack of cards was full of human nature.
Who could have supposed that all this time Tiresias was concocting an epigram on Pluto!
Tiresias speaks at first without drinking of the blood, yet he has to drink of it to tell his prophecy.
Tiresias says the plague will not stop unless the whole truth is published.
In the course of his career he had the satisfaction of winning the Derby in 1819 with Tiresias.
Yet Tiresias is said to have prophesied of Cadmus, and his offspring.
It seems that early in the contest Eteocles consulted the soothsayer Tiresias as to the issue.
My son, well has Tiresias advised you; dwell with us, not away from the laws.
But scarcely had they departed when there came an old prophet Tiresias, seeking the King.
Be of good cheer; for thou hast steered thy foot, Tiresias, near to thy friends; but take hold of him, my son.
In classical mythology, the blind prophet who revealed the truth of the crimes of Oedipus. According to the Roman poet Ovid, Tiresias spent part of his life as a man and part of it as a woman, so he knew the act of love from both points of view. When asked by Jupiter and Juno who enjoyed sex more, he answered that women did. This answer so enraged Juno that she blinded Tiresias.