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John William Waterhouse oracle 1884
Consulting the Oracle by John William Waterhouse, showing eight priestesses in a temple of prophecy.

An oracle (in ancient Greek times) was a person who was seen as a messenger for the gods. Oracles would answer questions about the future, and would often speak in riddles. In Ancient Greece oracles lived in temples and people travelled many miles to visit them and seek their advice.

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