Delphic oracle

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(Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice

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Tiresias has been a priest to the Pythia at the Delphic Oracle.
12 Which city was, according to myth, founded by Cadmus, following the instructions of the Delphic Oracle, where a sacred cow lay to rest?
By this winter, she had become so thoroughly enamored with her boss that she seemed to have begun believing she was Hillary, or at least that she was like the Delphic oracle channeling Hillary, telling reporters, "When I'm speaking, Hillary is speaking.
This makes sense because prophecy has typically been the preserve of religion since the days of the Delphic Oracle and before.
Yet the Delphic Oracle told him that he was the wisest of men because he knew, at least, that he didn't know.
Husserl famously concludes his Cartesian Meditations with an echo of Socrates and an echo of the Delphic Oracle, reminding us that phenomenology is part of a long line of thinking that is also a doing.
With Xuthus and Creusa visiting the Delphic oracle the human and divine dimensions are represented as opposing and potentially supplementary spheres.
The Delphic Oracle, the highest religious authority in the world--and also a woman--went underground to inhale laurel leaves before offering her predictions.
Are we looking for a Delphic Oracle in the Scriptures, especially in Revelation?
This work provides a new account of how the Delphic oracle functioned, making it essential reading both for students of the oracle itself and of Athenian democracy
As a young man, Oedipus is told by the Delphic oracle that he will kill his father and marry his mother.
The Arabian Nights, the Delphic oracle, and the riddle of the Sphinx all come to mind.
It would have greatly strengthened Hadot's case were he to have shown that this definition of philosophy and the philosopher appears also in at least two other dialogues: in the notion of "Socratic Ignorance," familiar from the Delphic Oracle story in the Apology of Socrates and in the Lysis (217e-218b).
At the gates of the Delphic oracle in that same ancient Greece, it was racked by anxiety.
The primary lesson we took from our Delphic oracle project is not the well-worn message that modern science can elucidate ancient curiosities.