GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

SIBYL-OF-CUMAE

Greek legendary mortal

This was the Sibyl of all SIBYLS.

She was much fancied by APOLLO who offered her anything in exchange for sex. She chose immortality and then didn’t keep her side of the bargain. But APOLLO was not a God to be ripped off and when she looked at the Immortality Contract she found the clause: ‘Youth and Beauty not included’.

After a few hundred years she was a tiny wrinkly little thing. The priests hung her on the wall in a bottle and charged extra to see the talking curio. By this time the only words she would come out with were: "I want to die".

This may not be the end of the story, as 700 years later the Romans inherited her. See SIBYL-OF-CUMAE(2)...

SIBYL-OF-CUMAE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SIBYL-OF-CUMAE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 10198

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Article last updated on 27 August 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "SIBYL-OF-CUMAE: legendary mortal from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Aug. 2006. Web. 23 July 2014.

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