Theobule

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In Greek mythology, the name Theobule (Ancient Greek: Θεοβούλη from θεός + βούλλα[1] ‘divine will’ or ‘divine counsel’) refers to:

This name was also thought to have given rise to Sibyl by Varro, a Roman man of letters.[1] The historian Jerome similarly explained Theobule as the Attic form of the Doric Σιοβόλλα (Siobolla), a variant of Sibulla (Sibyl in Greek)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sibyl". Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906. 
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 224
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
  4. ^ "Sibyl". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005.