He resisted the urge to reach out to her as he did Sofi when the Oracle cried after a particularly brutal session with Darian's bad memories.
She was too young of an Oracle to have mastered her ability yet.
She's an Oracle who can see the future.
"I'm Sofi, the White God's Oracle," she started.
It was a part of him, just as being an Oracle was a part of her.
"Nice to meet you finally, Bianca," the Oracle said.
The Oracle had pinned it to a corner of her mind, but it was slipping free.
The Oracle resisted at first then gave, and Bianca swept it away.
The door tore off, and Darian was flung out, his grip around the Oracle tight enough to take her with him.
Damian's mother, an Oracle as crazy as she was powerful, told her son about the slave child with blue eyes who'd one day change the path of fate.
Darian had spent thousands of years enslaved to the Black God before the Oracle freed him, and Jule couldn't imagine how deeply that experience must have scarred the Grey God's soul.
He trusted Sofi over the Watchers but couldn't help wishing the damned Oracle had been a bit more specific.
"Wise Oracle," Xander said with a cold smile.
"Gatekeeper, Oracle, Healer, Original Immortal," Xander said, taking in everyone one-by-one.
You have a message for me, Oracle, and an answer I seek.
A pleasure, Oracle, Xander said and opened his eyes.
That's what happens when you have an Oracle for a mate.
The Oracle didn't tell you you're intended for … greatness?
She didn't know if he'd met with the Oracle or not, but his words sounded eerily like Sofi's, who had claimed her destiny merged with Darian's.
She's also an Oracle, so she comes up with strange, random things sometimes, Jule said, winking at the small woman.
Century-long wars had been fought in Damian's father's time over who claimed a discovered Oracle, no matter how competent the Oracle turned out.
An Oracle … now that was worthy of his attention.
Between you and the Oracle, there's no stopping me.
Her gaze was unusually steady and clear, as if she were already a legendary Oracle capable of seeing through whatever was before her.
His new Oracle was dangerous.
He'd almost forgotten that the word for Oracle in his native tongue also meant soul-reader, the dual nature of a woman whose talent allowed her to see a person's soul and future with a simple touch.
In my world, you'd be called an Oracle, one who can see a person's future by touching them.
He didn't dare mess with an Oracle, though.
The period between when an Oracle could be bound and when she permanently died was brief.
"Think I just got me an Oracle," Damian said grimly.
We must send to Delphi [Footnote: Delphi (_pro_. del'fi).] and ask the oracle whether the tripod shall be given to the fishermen or to the merchant.
Now the oracle at Delphi was supposed to be very wise.
So the governor sent a messenger to Delphi to ask the oracle what should be done with the tripod.
And this is what the oracle said:--
Then the governor told him how the tripod had been found, and how the oracle had said that it must be given to the wisest of the wise.
"The oracle did not intend that I should have it," he said.
He is the man whom the oracle meant.
The oracle at Delphi has ordered that it shall be given to the wisest of wise men, and for that reason we have brought it to you.
To understand the distinction between wisdom and knowledge, consider the story of King Croesus, who ruled Lydia (near present-day Turkey) around 550 B.C. In the ancient world, different cities or regions would have an oracle to whom people could go and ask a question.
The most famous of these was the Oracle at Delphi.
Lydian time, they were to ask their respective oracle a question: "What is King Croesus doing right now?"
The Oracle at Delphi actually got it right.
And Croesus was so amazed that he endowed the Oracle at Delphi with all kinds of gifts and planned to run all-important questions by this oracle.
Scholars today are pretty sure that in the case of Delphi, the oracle was inadvertently breathing gases that rose from the cave in which she sat.
In any event, King Croesus had it in his mind to wage war against the Persians, so he asked the oracle: "Should I attack the Persians?"
We will finally be able to build an oracle, and we will use that tool, that collection of life experiences, to optimize our own lives.