The Pythia, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi, is the priestess at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. As the chosen of God Apollo she is blessed by prophecies inspired by her god. Of all oracles it is the Delphic who is the most prestigious and authoritative in the world. Her name is derived from Delphi’s original name, Pytho. The site was named after the monstrous Python, a dragon slain by Apollo.