Cumaean sibyl

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Cumaean sibyl

was granted long life by Apollo; when she rejected his love, he withheld eternal youth and she withered away. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses, 14]

Cumaean sibyl

famous prophetess; leads Aeneas through underworld. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
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Apollo and the Cumaean Sybil (Wallace Collection) is bound by the terms of its bequest not to be lent from Hertford House, but the pictures from the Musee Conde in Chantilly and the Glasgow Art Gallery are not restricted in the same way.
Eternal life must be combined with eternal youth lest we confront the fate of the Cumaean Sybil, shriveled and shrunken but still alive.