In our 10th episode we meet The Pythia, perhaps Greece's most astonishing figure. She served as Apollo's voice of prophesy. And unsurprisingly, she was never wrong.
You may have heard her referred to as the Delphic Oracle, because she lived in Delphi, which the Greeks considered the center of the world
The Pythia was considered infallible, and indeed, for a period exceeding 1,000 years, she is never recorded as making a wrong prediction. Generals, politicians, tyrants and common men all relied on her counsel.
Narrated by mythologist and best-selling author, Patrick Garner, Garner's Greek Mythology is unlike any other Greek history series. Here these divine beings are viewed as if they were anything but mythical...
If you love these podcasts, you'll also enjoy new stories about the gods in Garner's novel Homo Divinitas, now available as an audio book on Amazon.com and Audible.com.
(Musical score includes selections from Fesliyan Studios and Free Sounds Library. Many thanks to both. In addition, thanks to "klankbeeld", freesound.org, Capella Ducis, Organ Axel Wenstedt, Cello Angela Heetvelt, and members of Scordatura.)