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Pythia

PythiaA She-Serpent. A term amongst the Ophidians for a Priestess who has gained the Orphetic ability of Vox using the Triangle of Manifestation. The mouth of the Priestess is used by the Serpent, the spirit, to speak. This ability gave rise in the past to the myth of the fabled Pythia, later imitated at Delphi when the Aryans controlled the old Goddess cults there. They shackled those Priestesses to Apollo and made them inhale toxic vapors so that they would give up babbling visions which the Priests would then interpret for their own political uses. The Priests of the Oracle at Delphi became very wealthy and powerful by imitating the Priestesses of old, yet never once did they speak with a True Voice.


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