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An oracle was, in the words of the Second Doctor, "a fount of wisdom". (PROSE: The Roundheads) Oracles at least supposedly had prophetic powers, messengers of God. (PROSE: The Taint) Jamie McCrimmon thought it was "a kind of wee boat". (PROSE: The Roundheads)
The Pythia knew a web of thought connected every augurer and oracle in the universe, and she predicted that a time would come when it would be broken. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible) Thessalia had an oracle in House Ixion before the Imperator Presidency; he had a sharp bright scar and intelligent eyes, and his mouth was a white smile full of long teeth beneath his dark hood. His people hated the rituals of the Great Houses, and they vanished from the world before the War. (PROSE: The Return of the King) The boy who would grow up to become Lord Yellow Dog of the Thirty-One Cuts told Larissa that during his nighttime explorations in House Ixion, he saw nighttime meetings of wild things who hid sharp teeth and claws in their dark robes. (PROSE: Newtons Sleep)
The oracles of ancient Greece could prophesy anything anything except their own futures; the Eighth Doctor compared them to Time Lords in this manner. (PROSE: Alien Bodies) Plato did not believe in prophecy, and found oracles to be rubbish, and anyone who believed them to be incredibly gullible. (PROSE: The Spindle of Necessity)