Bakis (or Bacis)
Derived from a Greek term for ‘‘speaker,’’ used as a general
term for prophets and oracles in ancient Greece from the
eighth to sixth century B.C.E. There were three well-known oracles
bearing that name who are mentioned by Suidas, the first
a Boeotian, the second an Arcadian, and the third an Athenian.
The most famous one was from Boeotia and was supposed to
have been inspired by the nymphs of the Corycian caves. His
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oracular verses were said to have been impressively fulfilled. He
is cited by Herodotus and Pausanias.