noun Greek Mythology.
Origin of Pythia
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Yes, indeed; there is no one like him; and so the god thought, for the Pythia declared him to be the wisest of men.Callias|Alfred John Church
To commemorate this deed a temple was erected at Delhi to Apollo, and the priestess was called the Pythia.
We had come too early, and the Pythia did not at first appear.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
The Pythia was obliged to prepare by fasts, sacrifices and purifications before she ascended the tripod.The Student's Mythology|Catherine Ann White
So much we learn, partly from the speech of the Pythia, and partly from the lips of the god himself.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
"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).