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...

Sibyl of Cumae Facts and Figures

Name: Sibyl of Cumae
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 912

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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