Talk:Manto (mythology)

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This Article says that Tiresias was originaly a woman and that the mythology eventualy changed and a story in which he becomes a man is a later addition but no other article syas anything to this effect either on Wikipedia or elswhere. ears and then changed back

`It is my understanding that Tiresias was a man who was changed to a woman for seven years and then changed back. This article should be examined and rewritten. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.201.226.58 (talk) 18:16, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree - there is nothing in the literature to suggest that Tiresius was a "priestess of Hera". It is also completely untrue to say that "Oracles were the domain of priestesses", when several unaffiliated male seers are recorded; Amphiaraus, father of Alcmaeon, to name one prominent example.

While I support all and any attempts to uncover women's stories, and their achievements beyond being mere chattal in the fiercely macho world of the Greek late bronze age, it serves nobody to simply make things up; this resource is meant to represent only that which is actually indicated in the literature.

- Jim Currin —Preceding unsigned comment added by 139.80.123.42 (talk) 07:41, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

In Dante's Inferno, Dante references the Aeneid, states "Tiresius was her sire," and proceeds to tell the story of her founding Mantua. In this article, whoever wrote it says the daughter of Heracles founded Mantua and references the Aeneid. I see a disconnect. --70.115.226.41 (talk) 01:46, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Tiresias[edit]

I changed the section on Tiresias to remove references to his original femininity. The idea is interesting, but I haven't seen it in any reputable scholarship, and it's inherently controversial; it needs a citation, and what's there right now doesn't have it. -Senori (talk) 21:10, 2 June 2013 (UTC)