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Oracles

were extremely numerous, and very expensive to those who consulted them. The most famous were Dodona, Ammon (in Libya), Delphos, Delos, that of Trophonius (in Boeotia), and that of Venus in Paphos.

Oracle of APOLLO, at Delphi, the priestess of which was called the Pythoness; at Delos, and at Claros. Oracle of Diana, at Colchis; of ESCULAPIUS, at Epidaurus, and another in Rome.

Oracle of HERCULES, at Athens, and another at Gades.

Oracle of JUPITER, at Dodona (the most noted); another at Ammon, in Libya; another at Crete.

Oracle of MARS, in Thrace: MINERVA, in Mycenae; PAN, in Arcadia.

Oracle of TRIPHO'NIUS, in Boeotia, where only men made the responses.

Oracle of VENUS, at Paphos, another at Aphaca, and many others.

In most of the temples women, sitting on a tripod, made the responses.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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