Lighthouse (English Edition)

Kyuzo Yamakawa(著)


An interesting thing about Tiresias is not only the fact that he was a fortune-teller of ancient Greece, but also that he was a great philosopher. His life was full of ups and downs, and described colorfully in myths episodes, but the most thing to pay attention at is that he was blind, and because of it he was very sensitive. The reason of his blind-ness was the fact that he saw Goddess Athen bathing. It is also known that instead he was given an ability to predict by Aphrodite.

Even more interesting fact is that the fortune-teller, after he got adult, lived both lives of a man and a woman. Not that he was both man and woman at the same time, but for one period he was a man and a husband, and another period he was a woman and a wife.