DELPHIC ORACLE


DELPHIC ORACLE
   the famous PAGAN sanctuary on the slopes of Mount Parnassus in Greece which became a CULT center of APOLLO. The PRIESTESS answered questions, in a state of frenzy, which were mediated to the questioner by a PROPHET. The cult center also developed the worship of DIONYSUS alongside APOLLO. The cult was suppressed in 390 A.D. by the Emperor Theodosius.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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