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This week it’s all about the Oracle!
In the myth of Perseus the young hero goes to the Graeeae searching for a means to slay Medusa (a little coercion is necessary to loosen their tongues). In the story of Oedipus, King Laius attempts to thwart his fate by leaving his infant son to die. His actions, however, seem to bring about precisely the future he’d hoped to prevent. Is fate malleable? To what degree? How often we destroy ourselves in an effort to avoid an undesired outcome. In a fairytale any character may employ an Oracle the hero, the hero’s parents, the villain. Sometimes oracles are sought at great peril. Sometimes they simply appear, a cryptic and sometimes insignificant seeming messenger.
Oracles are often depicted as crones and in many stories they are nightmares incarnate. A testament, if any, to our intense fear of the unknown.
As always I leave the interpretation of the prompt up to you the only thing I ask is that you describe the oracle vividly.