Python in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

(Πύθων), the famous dragon who guarded the oracle of Delphi, is described as a son of Gaea. He lived in the caves of mount Parnassus, but was killed by Apollo, who then took possession of the oracle. (Apollod. 1.1 ; Strab. ix. p.422.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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