The Oracle of Delphi
The mystical Oracle of Delphi, also known as the Pythia, was a very powerful figure in ancient Greece. She was the giver of prophecies from the great god Apollo, to whom the city of Delphi was sacred. There were many Oracles around Greece, but the oracle of Delphi was the most famous, as it was said she was chosen by Apollo himself. As legend has it, the Oracle could not give straight answers; only talk in mutters or in strange riddles. Modern scientists have learned that ethylene gas may have come from the earth, putting the Pythia into a trance where she would supposedly tell the future. The Greeks would come from all around for a consultation with the Oracle of Delphi. No important decision could be made without her. From the 1400s BC, the Pythia and her strange habits have caused people to wonder about the ever illusive Oracle and why she disappeared.