Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CALCHAS

Greek legendary mortal

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 idea.

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.

See also the Etruscan Chalchas.

Calchas Facts and Figures

Name: Calchas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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