'Tiresias appears to Ulysses during the sacrifice' by Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1780-1785, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna
Tiresias, in Greek mythology, was a blind prophet. Cursed by the gods, and by men, his pragmatic, modern voice has frequently been evoked in more modern literature, such as T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, in Dante's The Divine Comedy and in Tiresias by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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