- the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who delivered the oracles.
Origin of Pythia
Examples from the Web for pythia
We had come too early, and the Pythia did not at first appear.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
After purification he was sent by the Pythia to serve Eurystheus.
The name given to the inspired priestess was always the same, that of Pythia.Greek Women
The Pythia uttered her oracles under the most distressing signs.Religion & Sex
"Now we shall see that the Pythia does not always tell the truth," he said.Old Greek Stories
- Greek myth the priestess of Apollo at Delphi, who transmitted the oracles
Word Origin and History for pythia
"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).