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Flight and Failure of St. Anthony. Painting by Hieronymus Bosch


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Flight and Failure of St. Anthony. Left wing. 1500. Oil on panel. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal

 

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Flight and Failure of St. Anthony


The work load of Pythia fortune-tellers kept on increasing. It was then decided to organize a fortune-telling fair every year during the birthday celebrations of Apollo in spring. The work of prediction also continued on the seventh day of month on a smaller scale. Gradually, the fees for making predictions also increased. After some time, people started complaining that it was becoming beyond their pecuniary capacity. As a result, collective and mass fortune-telling sessions were organized. In these assemblies, Pythia used to sit on the steps of the temple and the crowd would sit on the floor before her. A question and answer session the ensured.
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