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Tiresias Line breaks: Tir|esias
Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈriːsɪəs/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Tiresias in English:

A blind Theban prophet, so wise that even his ghost had its wits and was not a mere phantom. Legends account variously for his wisdom and blindness; some stories hold also that he spent seven years as a woman.

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