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Headword: *si/bulla *(/elissa
Adler number: sigma,356
Translated headword: Helissan Sybil, ?Whirling Sybil
Vetting Status: high
She wrote prophecies and oracles in verses.
Greek Original:
*si/bulla *(/elissa: e)/graye mantei/as kai\ xrhsmou\s di' e)pw=n.
For the block of Suda entries (mainly from Hesychius of Miletus) on Sibyls see sigma 354 through sigma 362; and generally OCD4 1360-61. The present one (with one of the shortest entries) is mysterious. The import of her epithet is not self-evident. (Adler notes Hemsterhuys' idea that it should be emended to Libyssa, to conform with the list given in the second part of sigma 361, q.v.)
Parke, H.W. Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity Routledge: USA. 1988
Keywords: biography; meter and music; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 February 2000@01:08:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 16 January 2001@05:34:46.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 May 2011@05:29:07.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2013@04:40:16.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 April 2014@05:02:19.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@10:32:08.


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