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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) A web of thought connected every augurer and oracle in the universe; the Pythia forsaw a point in time where this web would be broken. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)
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)
People often thought the Doctor and his companions to be oracles because of their seemingly impossible knowledge of the future. (PROSE: The Roundheads, The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)[additional sources needed]