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CALCHAS

A descendant of [APOLLO], he was the top-ranking prophet and official soothsayer of the Greeks during the Trojan War.

He knew how to hob-nob with the Gods and could tell anything by the flight of birds if there were no Gods around. CALCHAS knew who had the bow of HERACLES and claims the Wooden Horse idea was all his.

Preening himself on his return home, something unpredictable happened. He was stranded on the Ionian coast. Here he met MOPSUS, another seer, who had predicted his coming and proved to be ten times smarter.

CALCHAS, whose professional dignity suffered a mortal blow, died of sorrow. As predicted.

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Article last updated on 12 February 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT CALCHAS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CALCHAS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 314

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