Online Delphic Oracle

Greek Reporter tells us:

The ancient Delphic Oracle was the inspiration for a recent application created by the Department of Classical Studies at the University College of London. This application will give the user the chance to have a unique experience. The application is very tempting and attractive as one can ask whatever he wishes online.

Ancient Greek myths claim that Apollo was the founder of the temple of Delphi in Thessaly central Greece, which was dedicated to him. The god spoke through his oracle: the sibyl or priestess of the oracle of Delphi was known as the Pythia. She had to be an older woman with sober life and be of good character and often chosen from among the peasants of the area. According to legend, the Pythia would chew laurel leaves in order to fall into a trance, allowing Apollo to possess her spirit and to receive a prophecy. While in a trance the Pythia was speaking in a wild ecstatic manner and her words were translated by the priests of the temple.

The Delphic oracle played an important role in many political matters. People consulted the Delphic oracle on everything from important matters of public policy to personal affairs. She was consulted before all fundamental state decisions such as wars or establishment of colonies. The oracle was giving prophecies nine times a year, however, she could not be consulted during the winter months, when Apollo would live among the Hyperboreans.

Despite the implications of the above, I’m sure women can consult this oracle as well. Check it out here, where you are limited to yes or no type questions. A request to know whether the Apollo of Gaza was genuine gained the response “The gods are against you, for you have incurred the wrath of Athena.” When asked whether Putin would prevail in Ukraine, the response: “Possibly, but you must beware the Ides of March”. We’ll file those away for retrojective prophecy purposes …

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