For instance twenty or so years ago, wouldn’t it have been great if somebody told you to invest in a little company called “Starbucks.” I bet there’s an agent or two out there who wishes somebody had told them to take a chance on a little nobody called JK Rowling. Heh.
Well, there used to be somebody just like that. She was called The Oracle. Her divine utterances highly sought after and never doubted.
Of course, the most famous Oracle was the Oracle at Delphi. But there were many Oracles throughout ancient Greece. It was believed these women had a hotline straight to the gods and that the words that fell from their lips were nothing less than divine inspiration.
Want to go to war with the Spartans? Call Dial-An-Oracle to find out if you’ll win! Thinking of wooing your neighbor’s daughter? Visit your local Oracle and find out how!
Of course, ancient Greece wasn’t the only civilization to believe in the power of the gods’ conduits on earth. In China, the use of oracle bones dates back thousands of years. The Celts had their “seers”. Odin used the severed head of the Norse god Mimir as an oracle. Oracles could even be found in the ancient temples of Hawaii.
Oracles aren’t a thing of the past, either. In Tibetan Buddhism, oracles still play an important spiritual and governmental role. Tibet even has an official state oracle.
I find the whole idea of an Oracle fascinating. Imagine being able to see the past, the future, to have the whole veil of reality thin before your eyes.
Sofia is a woman who doesn’t have to imagine. She’s a modern day Oracle and the heroine of the first installment of Lizzy Ford’s War of Gods series, Damian’s Oracle. (Which, by the way, is FREE in Amazon!)
Caught in the war between the White and Black Gods, Sofia and her rare gift bring victory to he who grabs her first. Her difficult transition from human to oracle forces her into a new world, where she struggles in her role as Damian’s mate and to help a mysterious man who’s supposed to be dead.
Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Well, leave a comment below for your chance to win a bundle the first two books in the War of Gods series (I’ll list the winner in Friday’s post.) – Damian’s Oracle and Damian’s Assassin. And just in time, too, since the third book in the series will be out next month!
So tell me, my friends, if you had the chance to ask the Oracle just one question, what would it be?