Definitions for tiresiastaɪˈri si əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ti•re•si•astaɪˈri si əs(n.)
(in Greek myth) a blind prophet of Thebes.
(Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother
A long-lived blind soothsayer who participated over seven generations in the legendary history of (the Greek city) Thebes, noted also for being transformed into a woman for seven years, so being symbolic of androgyny.
Origin: Transliteration of Τειρεσίας.
In Greek mythology, Tiresias was a blind prophet of Thebes, famous for clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years. He was the son of the shepherd Everes and the nymph Chariclo. Tiresias participated fully in seven generations at Thebes, beginning as advisor to Cadmus himself. Tiresias was a prophet of Apollo.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in the Greek mythology a soothsayer, who had been struck blind either by Athena or Hera, but on whom in compensation Zeus had conferred the gift of prophecy, and length of days beyond the ordinary term of existence.
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