Thebes vs Tiresias - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between thebes and tiresias

is that thebes is (dated) while tiresias is (greek mythology) a long-lived blind soothsayer who participated over seven generations in the legendary history of (the greek city) thebes, noted also for being transformed into a woman for seven years, so being symbolic of androgyny.

thebes

English

(wikipedia Thebes)

Alternative forms

* (dated)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • Any of two important cities in antiquity, either in Greece or Egypt.
  • Anagrams

    *

    tiresias

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Teiresias

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (Greek mythology) A long-lived blind soothsayer who participated over seven generations in the legendary history of (the Greek city) Thebes, noted also for being transformed into a woman for seven years, so being symbolic of androgyny.
  • * 1958 , , page 35,
  • somewhere a ship's radio was blaring out the latest jazz-hit to reach Alexandria:
    Old Tiresias' / No one half so breezy as, / Half so free and easy as / Old ' Tiresias .
  • * 1997', Nicole Loraux , Paula Wissing (translator), ''The Experiences of '''Tiresias : The Feminine and the Greek Man , Princeton University Press, ISBN: 0691017174.
  • * 2004 , Leonard Shlain, Sex, Time, and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution , page 255,
  • The myth associated with how Tiresias became a hermaphrodite reveals much about relations between the sexes.