Not to be confused with Pythia. Apollo killing Python. A 1581 engraving by Virgil Solis for Ovid 's Metamorphoses, Book I. In Greek mythology, Python ( Greek: Πύθων; gen. Πύθωνος) was the serpent, sometimes represented as a medieval -style dragon, living at the center of the earth, believed by the ancient Greeks to be at Delphi .
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"In Greek mythology Python was the oracular serpent of Delphi." Too bad to lose this, replaced with "monstrous snake". --Wetman04:31, 7 May 2006 (UTC) 1. "monstrous snake" is definitely less snappy, but that's the price you pay for accuracy. Mythology would be much more exciting if we could just make it all up. --Akhilleus (talk) 05:40, 7 May 2006 (UTC) 1.1. Pity we have lost the hot-link to Serpent which is an important one for cross referencing divinities who kill snakes in mythology. I propose it be restored - serpents and snakes are clearly identical, why quibble. John D. Croft23:46, 19 May 2006 (UTC) 1. Restored. I have moved here the following, Pytho was the offspring of Gaia and the mud that was left over after the flood of Deucalion. I can't find a source for this assertion. --Wetman01:21, 20 May 2006 (UTC) Serpent, snake, what's the difference? (Piped) links are good, though. Are we reading the same Homeric Hymn? The Homeric Hymn to Apollo actually doesn't say whose child P...The name in Greek characters please.--Connection22:02, 9 June 2006 (UTC)Does it have a relation to the The Witch of Endor, translated in some versions as "Pythoness woman" in the book of Samuel (1 Samuel 28:3-25)? Is it only a spurious expression as being (the woman) i...In the title area the following doesn't make sense.
If anyone else can check the sources and see if they confirm this edit (and comment generally on it), I'd appreciate it. I'm suspicious of any edit that doesn't have the full book title or page number if it is at all controversial. I'd love to know what Eller is being used for, she's not a supporter of some of the extreme matriarchy stuff, Dougweller (talk) 14:59, 27 July 2010 (UTC) 1. 1.1. It´s not at stake if she´s a supporter of matriarchy --she mentions Tiamat´s and Python´s death and scholar´s views´s of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 15:33, 27 July 2010 (UTC) 1.1.1. You've cited her for the bit about two halves. If that's not what you are citing her for, then you need to change it. I've given you a link so you can cite correctly. If you've read her, on what page does she mention their deaths? What does she say about scholars' views? Dougweller (talk) 10:36, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
In Greek mythology, The Anaconda was a snake/Python so huge that it encircled the world at the Equator ! Call it what you may, but the points to the tale are as follows: A. It was a completely mythological creature, and it was like a python, which the Ancient Greeks knew of. B. The Ancient Greeks had contacts, via travelers, in India, Burma, Ceylon, etc. Later on, the Romans even exchanged ambassadors with China. See the map of the world that was drawn by Ptolemy, a Greek in Egypt.184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:36, 30 May 2018 (UTC) 1. The ancient Greeks probably did not know about the kind of snakes we now call "pythons." Especially during the Greek Archaic Era, the time when this myth is first attested, there was very little contact between the Greeks and India. It was not until the Hellenistic Era, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, that there was much cultural contact between the Greeks and India, but, even then, the Greeks did not know Burma existed at all; India was the furt...
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In Greek mythology, Python (Greek: Πύθων, gen.: Πύθωνος) was the earth- dragon of Delphi, always represented in Greek sculpture and vase-paintings as a serpent . He presided at the Delphic oracle, which existed in the cult center for his mother, Gaia , "Earth," Pytho being the place name that was substituted for the earlier Krisa .