Tiresias


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Tiresias

(tīrē`shəs, –sēəs), in Greek mythology, a blind soothsayer who appears in many legends. According to one myth, when he saw Athena bathing she blinded him, but by way of compensation granted him prophetic powers. Another story is that Hera blinded him for disparaging her sex when he claimed that women enjoyed love more than men; Zeus then recompensed him with long life and the power of prophecy.

Tiresias

prophet who lived as man and a woman. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255–256]

Tiresias

made sightless by Athena for viewing her nakedness. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1086]

Tiresias

blind and greatest of all mythological prophets. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 255; Gk. Lit.: Antigone; Odyssey; Oedipus Tyrannus]

Tiresias

saw two snakes copulating and was changed into a woman. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 1576]
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O primeiro deles e o de Tiresias, relativo a um conhecimento oracular, de videncia e adivinhacao, do qual nem o passado nem o futuro escapam.
Just as the one-eyed merchant, seller of currants, melts into the Phoenician Sailor, and the latter is not wholly distinct from Ferdinand Prince of Naples, so all the women are one woman, and the two sexes meet in Tiresias. What Tiresias sees, in fact is the substance of the poem.
He is a blind seer, Tiresias, in the Greek tragedies.
En dicha escena aparece una vez mas lo divino de manera indirecta (como en el caso de la intervencion de Tiresias): primero, en el mensaje oracular y, segundo, en la interpretacion que Edipo hace de este.
Viva la deje en mi mansion al salir para Troya sagrada; broto el llanto en mis ojos al verla, inundoseme el pecho de dolor; mas con toda mi pena impedile, asimismo a la sangre llegar mientras yo no escuchase a Tiresias (9).
"TIRESIAS [a Creonte],-- [...] Y esto es una enfermedad que padece la ciudad por tu particular manera de interpretar las cosas, pues los altares y lares permanecen repletos con todas sus ofrendas por culpa de haber devorado aves y perros al desdichado hijo de Edipo que cayo en combate" (SOFOCLES, Antigona 1015-1020, p.
Por ello, el personaje suprime en un primer momento de su relato la imagen de la entrada y describe directamente el lugar en que se va a producir el encuentro con su madre y Tiresias. Una vez que el lector ya es conocedor de que Ovidio se encuentra a salvo y a punto de realizar los ritos que han de ponerle en contacto con los muertos, tal y como es preceptivo (27), la mencion de un bosque oscuro de altos sauces de frutos muertos y altos chopos en el que no hay rastro de vida no resulta inquietante, menos aun cuando el propio personaje ha afirmado poco antes: "La partie la plus dure du voyage se trouvait derriere moi" (28).
(15) The blind philosopher Tiresias, then, is trying to move Pentheus past his figuratively blind insistence on figures, on holding to the semblance of things.
Notemos que Tiresias, no mito grego, era um filosofo cego, cuja potencia reflexiva era agucada pela capacidade de adivinhacao, que havia experimentado toda a potencia organica que e o alvo da sua misoginia.
Este caso concreto se da, por ejemplo, en las obras tituladas Tanatos (Figura 2) y Tiresias (Figura 3), pertenecientes a la serie Grecia.
"We've built up those ensemble muscles in a way that doesn't usually happen," offers Paul Loper, the professional dancer who plays blind Tiresias. "It provided us time for connecting, risking, responding to each other, blending ourselves into a team.
In Kate Tempest: Hold Your Own the 28-year-old will present her new collection, an ambitious multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias, the blind Greek prophet who spent seven years transformed into a woman.