Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

SIBYLS

Greek legendary mortal

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

Females blessed with the Gift of Prophecy and Second-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.

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
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: 1411

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

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