Tiresias[tī rē′sē əs]
Origin: L from Glassical Greek Teiresias
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or Tei·re·si·asnoun Greek Mythology
Tiresias - Cultural Definition
In classical mythology, the blind prophet who revealed the truth of the crimes of Oedipus. According to the Roman poet Ovid, Tiresias spent part of his life as a man and part of it as a woman, so he knew the act of love from both points of view. When asked by Jupiter and Juno who enjoyed sex more, he answered that women did. This answer so enraged Juno that she blinded Tiresias.