A soothsayer was a general practitioner in his art, not attached to any one god or temple.
The latter indeed tolerated the gosesn (soothsayer) as they did the seer (ro`eh).
CALCHAS, of Mycenae or Megara, son of Thestor, the most famous soothsayer among the Greeks at the time of the Trojan war.
"Howie is the soothsayer, not me," I said and repeated my thoughts.
Agamemnon had offended Artemis, who prevented the Greek fleet from sailing for Troy, and, according to the soothsayer Calchas, could be appeased only by the sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter.
ARISTANDER, of Telmessus in Lycia, was the favourite soothsayer of Alexander the Great, who consulted him on all occasions.
The account of Balaam, the son of Beor, the soothsayer, of the children of Ammon (xxii.
2 the soothsayer is placed on a level with the judge, prophet and elder.
It is said that, while planting a vineyard, he was told by a soothsayer that he would never drink of its wine.
7 the hozeh is mentioned in a sense analogous to the ro'eh or " seer," and coupled with the gosem or " soothsayer," viz.
In canvassing for the consulship he was guided by the counsels of an Etruscan soothsayer, and was accompanied in his campaigns by a Syrian prophetess.
He was looked upon as a great soothsayer and wizard, who could turn death into life.
The soothsayer differs from the priest of an oracle by giving his revelation under excitement and often in a frenzy allied to madness.
We see from I Kings xviii., 2 Kings x., that great Baal temples had two classes of ministers, kohanim and nebhiim, " priests " and " prophets," and as the former bear a name which primarily denotes a soothsayer, so the latter are also a kind of priests who do sacrificial service with a wild ritual of their own.
Sorcerer was the sire of Soothsayer (1808), Comus (1809), and Smolensko (181o).
The kahin, therefore, is not a degraded priest but such a soothsayer as is found in most primitive societies, and the Canaanite priests grew out of these early revealers.
It has been doubted whether Pericles favoured this enterprise, but among its chief promoters were two of his friends, Lampon the soothsayer and Hippodamus the architect.
He is said to have been originally called Scamandrius, and to have received the name of Helenus from a Thracian soothsayer who instructed him in the prophetic art.
From a psychological point of view divinatory methods may be classified under two main heads: (A) autoscopic, which depend simply on some change in the consciousness of the soothsayer; (B) heteroscopic, in which he looks outside himself for guidance and perhaps infers rather than divines in the proper sense.
This is certainly true of the sangatu or priesthood, which was connected with a special family attached to a particular temple and its worship. (2) Johns also points out the existence of the rab-baru, chief soothsayer, and the rab-masmasu or chief magician.
The attitude of Paul toward glossolaly among his converts strikingly resembles Plato's opinion as expressed in the Timaeus, p. 72, of the enthusiastic ecstasies of the ancient µav ns (soothsayer).
And it is also probable that certain persons combined in their own individuality the functions of magician and sacrificer as well as soothsayer.
That this was what actually happened may be inferred from the fact that the Canaanite and Phoenician name for a priest (kohen) is identical with the Arabic kahin, a " soothsayer."
They accordingly built a fleet at Naupactus, but before they set sail, Aristodemus was struck by lightning (or shot by Apollo) and the fleet destroyed, because one of the Heraclidae had slain an Acarnanian soothsayer.
The root of the word, deus (god) or divus, indicates the supposed source of the soothsayer's information, just as the equivalent Greek term, mantikÃ©, indicates the spiritual source of the utterances of the seer, mantis.
170) describes the reception of the ambassadors of Aeneas by Latinus in an ancient temple or palace, containing figures of his divine ancestors, amongst them Picus, famous as an augur and soothsayer.
Might there be a psychic; some fortune-telling soothsayer clairvoyant oracle bitch sticking her witch-nose into my business?
They even take the unusual step of traveling upriver to consult sexy soothsayer Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris ).
For we know that in Arabic the Kahin, or soothsayer, is the same participial form that we meet with in the Hebrew Kohen, or priest, and in the early period of Hebrew history (e.g.
In other words the function of the priest was not merely sacrificial (a duty which Kautzsch unnecessarily detaches from the services which he originally rendered), nor did he merely bear the ark of the covenant and take charge of God's house; but he was also and mainly (as the Arabic name kahin shows) the soothsayer who consulted the ephod and gave the answers required on the field of battle (see 1 Sam.
The root of the word, deus (god) or divus, indicates the supposed source of the soothsayer's information, just as the equivalent Greek term, mantikÃƒ©, indicates the spiritual source of the utterances of the seer, mantis.
They even take the unusual step of traveling upriver to consult sexy soothsayer Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris).
The Torah advises against becoming "a sorcerer, soothsayer or engager of witchcraft".
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