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noun Classical Mythology.
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Each word uttered by Teiresias is pregnant with terrific revelation.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
And can it be said that the others, apart from Teiresias, had really overcome death?Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
What better is this than the absurd vaticination of Teiresias?The Consolation of Philosophy|Boethius
First he must go to the land of the dead to consult the shade of Teiresias, the blind old prophet, who would help him.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
Warned by the prophet Teiresias, he gives way, but too late.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
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Culture definitions for teiresias
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.