GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

SIBYLS

Picture of the Greek legendary mortal SIBYLS from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Greek legendary mortal

Females blessed with the Gift of Prophecy and Second-Sight. Sometimes even Third-Sight.

According to the Oracle, SIBYLS is the plural of Sibyl. There weren’t many of them, but they were a singular lot.

SIBYLS were fortune tellers. Girls who chewed laurel leaves and other funny substances, spouting strange gibberish which was alleged to be the words of the Gods. They started off in the Greek world but were still going strong in Roman times. See, for example, ALBUNEA, SIBYL-OF-CUMAE(2).

For a small consideration plus service charge, priests would translate these into prophecies. Much more fun than Horoscopes and extremely popular.

However, life as a prophetess was not a lot of fun. See, for example, the SIBYL-OF-CUMAE. Not to mention CASSANDRA.

SIBYLS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SIBYLS
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 : 11562
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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. "Sibyls: Greek legendary mortal (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Aug. 2006. Web. 2 October 2014.

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