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Oracle of Delphi (The Pythia) - Clytemnestra vs. the Oracle of Delphi

Clytemnestra vs. the Oracle of Delphi

Case Description: Complainant (Clytemnestra) accuses Defendant (the Oracle of Delphi) of conspiracy to commit murder. Once she got to the Underworld, Clytemnestra was pretty ticked off when she learned that the Oracle had told her son, Orestes, to kill her.

Case Status: Case dismissed. The Oracle was just doing her job by relaying the message from Apollo. The god wanted Orestes to kill his mother as revenge for her killing Agamemnon, Orestes' father.

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