By H. Crosthwaite, Alfred De Grazia
Topic: electrical energy -- Mythology -- background topic: electrical energy -- non secular points -- background topic: Mediterranean sector -- non secular lifestyles and customs topic: Mediterranean zone -- faith topic: faith -- Terminology topic: Cognate phrases
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The 'thriobolus' was a sooth sayer who threw pebbles into a divining urn. There may be a link with the Q-CD vol 12: KA, Ch. 2: The Electric Oracles 41 Thriae, three goddesses who practiced divination at Delphi. They are compared by Hesiod to bees, and feed on honey. Vergil describes honey as 'caelestia', and the infant Zeus was fed by bees . There are other points of interest in Georgic IV. Vergil speaks of a skilled farmer and beekeeper, Corycium senem, an old man from Corycus. The Corycian cave above Delphi was dedicated to Bromios, a name of Dionysus, and there was another cave of the same name in Asia, where Zeus was kept prisoner for a time.
They studied lizards and dogs. The Cypria, scholiast on Pindar, Nemean X:62: Lynceus climbed Taygetus and saw Kastor and Polydeukes hidden in a hollow oak. , says that, according to the Egyptians, two priestesses of Zeus at Egyptian Thebes were carried off by the Phoenicians. One was sold in Greece, the other in Libya. The oracles at Thebes and Dodona were similar. Callimachus writes: "Servants of the bowl that is never silent," of the bronze gongs at Dodona. Zenobius refers to Bombos the Prophet at Dodona.
Cassandra starts to prophesy) "Ah, it is like fire! He is coming to me. " . Certain Greek words are of significance in an oracular context. Pheme is a divine voice or oracle, as also is omphe. The verb phao means to make known either by sight or by sound. Aeido, sing, is sometimes used of wind in the trees, and of the twang of a bowstring. Audan, to utter, of oracles, and aoide, contracted to ode, a song, are similar. Aoidos, like the Latin vases, means a singer or prophet, and, in the Trachiniae of Sophocles, an enchanter.