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Noun: Pythias  pi-thee-us
  1. Friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)
    - Phintias
Noun: Pythia  pi-thee-u
  1. (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
    - Pythoness

Type of: friend, Greek deity

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