Definition of Tiresias

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Tiresias

1. Proper noun. (greek mythology) 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tiresias

Tinos
Tinseltown
Tintoretto
Tipler cylinder
Tipler cylinders
Tipperary
Tippex
Tipuana
Tipulidae
Tir
Tirana
Tiranan
Tiranans
Tiraspol
Tiresias (current term)
Tirich Mir
Tirnavos
Tirol
Tironian
Tirpitz
Tirso de Molina
Tirthankara
Tiruchchirappalli
Tirzah
Tiselius apparatus
Tiselius electrophoresis cell
Tish
Tisha
Tisha b'Ab

Literary usage of Tiresias

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"ODYSSEUS FARETH BEYOND THE OCEAN-STREAM AND COMETH TO THE REALM AND HOUSE OF HADES, AND THERE HATH COUNSEL OF Tiresias THE THEBAN : THERE ALSO HE SEETH THE ..."

2. The Greek Tragic Theatre: Containing Æschylus by Dr. Potter, Sophocles by Dr by Michael Wodhull, Euripides (1809)
"Tiresias. I only.speak of things Just as they are; and add, thou must perform Th' ... CREON. How much evil have you ulter'd In one short moment! Tiresias. ..."

3. The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis, Criticism by Julian Hawthorne, John Russell Young, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, John Porter Lamberton (1902)
"THE STORY OF Tiresias. (From his Hymn on " The Bath of Pallas.") ... IN times of old, Minerva loved A fair companion with exceeding love— The mother of ..."

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