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Oracles

were extremely numerous, and very expensive to those who consulted them. The most famous were Dodona, Ammon (in Libya), Delphos, Delos, that of Trophonius (in Bœotia), and that of Venus in Paphos.

Oracle of Apollo, at Delphi, the priestess of which was called the Pythoness; at Delos, and at Claros.


Oracle of Diana, at Colchis; of Esculapius, at Epidaurus, and another in Rome.


Oracle of Hercules, at Athens, and another at Gadēs.


Oracle of Jupiter, at Dodona (the most noted); another at Ammon, in Libya; another a Crete.


Oracle of Mars, in Thrace: Minerva, in Mycenæ; Pan, in Arcadia.


Oracle of Triphoʹnius, in Bœotia, where only men made the responses.


Oracle of Venus, at Paphos, another at Aphaca, and many others.

In most of the temples women, sitting on a tripod, made the responses.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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