Oracle of Apollo


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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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Set in Greece during the time of Caesar, The Double Tongue tells the story of Arieka, the Pythia or Oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
The first play seems to have shown that Laius, king of Thebes, had fathered a son despite the prohibition of the oracle of Apollo.
The cult of the god was of paramount importance to Cyreneans, as the famous oracle of Apollo at Delphi had been consulted as to whether the plans to settle the area would be successful.
Creon, brother of Jocasta, Oedipus' queen, returned from the oracle of Apollo and disclosed that the plague was punishment for the murder of King Laius, Oedipus' immediate predecessor, to whom Jocasta had been his wife.
Arieka's fictional account reflects the historical reality that the oracle of Apollo at Delphi was gradually becoming obsolete by the first century BC.
Returning from exile, he meets his sister Electra at their father's tomb and tells her that he has been commanded by the oracle of Apollo to avenge Agamemnon by killing his murderers.
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