- the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who delivered the oracles.
Origin of Pythia
Examples from the Web for pythias
It occurs in this sense in Edwardes' Damon and Pythias, composed about 1564.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
The friendship of Damon and Pythias was not more remarkable.Socialism
They've been thicker than Damon and Pythias for a long time.The Skylark of Space
Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Pythias once, scoffing at Demosthenes, said that his arguments smelt of the lamp.Familiar Quotations
Like Damon and Pythias, these two men were bound by the strongest ties.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
- Greek myth the priestess of Apollo at Delphi, who transmitted the oracles
Word Origin and History for pythias
"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).