Pythia The Oracle by Ageliki, 90X80cm, oil on stretched canvas
The Pythia was the name of the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi who also served as the oracle, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi.
The Pythia was established at the latest in the 8th century BC, and was widely credited for her prophecies inspired by being filled by the spirit of the god in this case Apollo. The Pythian priestess emerged pre-eminent by the end of 7th century BC and would continue to be consulted until the 4th century AD. During this period the Delphic Oracle was the most prestigious and authoritative oracle among the Greeks, and she was without doubt the most powerful woman of the classical world. The oracle is one of the best-documented religious institutions of the classical Greeks. Authors who mention the oracle include Aeschylus, Aristotle, Clement of Alexandria, Diodorus, Diogenes, Euripides, Herodotus, Julian, Justin, Livy, Lucan, Nepos, Ovid, Pausanias, Pindar, Plato, Plutarch, Sophocles, Strabo, Thucydides and Xenophon.
One of the main stories claimed that the Pythia delivered oracles in a frenzied state induced by vapours rising from a chasm in the rock, and that she spoke gibberish which priests interpreted as the enigmatic prophecies and turned them into poetic dactylic hexameters preserved in Greek literature.
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I am Ageliki from Greece. None of my studies completed me till I started painting. Art is my main occupation for the last 7 years. My studio is located at Mitika Prevezis, a small paradise by the sea at western Greece.
I love to paint beauty, wherever I can find it. Although modern trends suggest I should focus on specific themes, I paint what I feel to, avoiding labels. I also can’t restrict my need to express myself through a specific style every time. Instead, I try different ways, from classicism to abstract. I even though of trying Byzantine hagiography, and that’s what I’m studying the last few months.
I use mostly oil colors, though a few times I start a theme with acrylics. I keep looking, searching, experimenting since I believe that art, as much as every kind of knowledge, is an internal and eternal processing. My paintings are on stretched canvas, so you can hang them as soon as you get them, unless you want to put a frame. When you buy a painting from me, you get a unique, original, signed artwork. My artworks can be found at private collections at Australia, USA, Middle East and of course at my homeland, Greece.
1989-91: Fashion Designing at Dimitrellis Organization (Thessaloniki, Greece)
2002-06: Preschool Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2006-07: e-Marketing at CPE, Samos, Greece
2007-09: Sociology at Ionian Univercity, Mytilini, Greece
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