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Meaning of Tiresias

Ti•re•si•as

Pronunciation: (tī-rē'sē-us), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a blind prophet, usually said to have been blinded because he saw Athena bathing, and then to have been awarded the gift of prophecy as a consolation for his blindness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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