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  • n. Plural form of Pythoness.


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  • The sacred fire, the divine _furor_, burns in their bosoms, they become perfect Pythonesses, and every chair they sit on assumes the magic properties of the tripod.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • It is undeniable that these Pythonesses were held in high respect while the pagan religion lasted; but for that very reason they became odious so soon as the tribe was converted to Christianity.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • Adonis, or Zeus Labrandeus is originally a Semitic or a Greek divine name; here she is the Pythoness we must all consult. '{29a} And is it my fault that, even in this matter, the Pythonesses utter such strangely discrepant oracles?

    Modern Mythology

  • I suspect that you are like the Pythonesses of old; you do not know the meaning of your auguries yourself. "



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