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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Unable to fulfill his divinely-ordained quest, the hero enlists the aid of the Cumaean Sybil, the prophetess of Apollo.
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.