">
Godchecker's mythology encyclopedia

SIBYLS

A picture showing the legend of SIBYLS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

  • Share this page:

Article last updated on 27 August 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

COPYRIGHT © 1999-2013. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Please mention Godchecker.com when praying to deities.

Godchecker's article on Sibyls is based on material from ancient texts, original references and our own research. We strive for accuracy and update regularly with new information. If you spot a mistake please contact us and we'll try to fix it.


Suggested further reading...
ABOUT SIBYLS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SIBYLS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 399

Join the Godchecker mailing list

Stay in the loop with Godchecker updates. You can unsubscribe at any time.
We are often asked about merchandise. Can we supply the latest Sibyls graphic novel, book or comic? Not to mention role-playing games (RPG), video games, Sibyls movies on DVD, BluRay and so on. To purchase such goodies we suggest you search for a dedicated mythology-based online store - or try Amazon, Ebay or other reputable websites. We offer a wide range of our own merchandise in our online GodShop, but we don't currently sell third party items. Yet!

Visitors often email us asking about Sibyls statues, sculptures or carved figurines of Sibyls. We regret we cannot assist with identifying such items.




PRESS or MEDIA enquiries? Contact us here.

REPRODUCTION REQUESTS. This site is copyright and all rights are reserved. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article or project, please consult our permissions information page.

SUPPORT THE GODS. Found this site useful? Consider donating a few pennies to the Godchecker Temple Roof Fund.



The Gods told us to do it.
up
THE A-Z OF GREEK GODS
The Complete List of GREEK GODS...

Can't find the Greek God you want? Try searching our Holy Database...

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST


CONTACT US