noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for tiresias
To a mind like that of Tiresias, a pack of cards was full of human nature.The Infernal Marriage|Benjamin Disraeli
Tiresias says the plague will not stop unless the whole truth is published.
The intimate connection between this part and the preceding part of Tiresias is plain.Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
Tiresias says this is the sole cause of the plague, which is getting worse.
Lee is called to a severe account for his incivility to Tiresias.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for tiresias
Culture definitions for tiresias
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.