In Classical Antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to be a
source of wise counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the
future, inspired by the gods. As such it is a form of divination.
The word oracle comes from the Latin verb ōrāre "to speak" and properly
refers to the priest or priestess uttering the prediction. In extended use,
oraclemay also refer to the site of the oracle, and to the oracular
utterances themselves, called khrēsmoi (χρησμοί) in Greek.
Oracles were thought to be portals through which the gods spoke directly to
people. In this sense they were different from seers (manteis, μάντεις) who
interpreted signs sent by the gods through bird signs, animal entrails, and
other various methods.
The most important oracles of Greek antiquity were Pythia, priestess to
Apollo at Delphi, and the oracle of Dione and Zeus at Dodona in Epirus.
Other temples of Apollo were located at Didyma on the coast of Asia Minor,
at Corinth and Bassae in the Peloponnese, and at the islands of Delos
andAegina in the Aegean Sea. Only the Delphic Oracle was a male; all others
were female. The Sibylline Oracles are a collection of oracular
utterances written in Greek hexameters ascribed to the Sibyls, prophetesses
who uttered divine revelations in a frenzied state.
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