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see Pythian gamesPythian games
, in ancient Greece, games held at Delphi every four years (the third of each Olympiad). They included musical, literary, and athletic contests. The games honored Apollo and took their name from Pythia, the priestess of the oracle at Delphi.
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in ancient Greece, the priestess of the Delphic oracle at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.

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