noun Classical Mythology.
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Tiresias speaks at first without drinking of the blood, yet he has to drink of it to tell his prophecy.
Tiresias, though he spans the three dimensions of Time, is essentially the prophet, and so his stress is upon the Future.
But Ulysses must first hear Tiresias, the strongest ties of Family are subordinate to the great purpose.
Dorastus and Clinias also try their fate with Tiresias; he prophesies their early death, and they jest upon the subject.Narcissus|Unknown
Tiresias: the Theban prophet, deprived of sight by Juno; Jupiter, in compensation, bestowed upon him the power of prophecy.
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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.