Who is a soothsayer?
The word "Soothsayer" comes from the old English word "sooth" meaning "truth". A soothsayer was one who said the truth, a seer, prophet, fortuneteller or psychic.
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A soothsayer is a fortuneteller. Like a psychic. . \na soothsayer is like what a fortune teller was called in the middle ages,\nhope this helps!\nx
soothsayer literally means "teller of truth," it refers to a person who predicts the future through spiritual or supernatural means. Often, a soothsayer practices divination… , interpreting omens in the natural world or reading messages in specific objects, such as cards or casting lots. A soothsayer may also be a religious figure who receives knowledge from a supernatural source, such as a prophet, oracle, or shaman. The soothsayer has been around for thousands of years, and probably since shortly after the dawn of man, since people are naturally curious about the future and often try to use predictions to plan present actions. Soothsayers are also an important part of nearly every religion. A soothsayer who practices divination has a number of options open to him or her. Some practices are commonly considered fortune-telling today, though they were taken very seriously in the ancient world and still are by some practitioners. Examples include crystallomancy or scrying, reading a crystal ball ; chiromancy or palmistry, reading the lines on the palm of the hand; cartomancy, reading cards, including tarot cards; geomancy, reading markings in the dirt; astrology, reading the stars; and cleromancy or sortilege, casting bones, sticks, or other objects. Some forms of divination that were important in the ancient world, particularly the Greek and Roman empires, are no longer common. For example, haruspicy or extispicy sought messages in the entrails of sacrificed animals, while augury interpreted the flight of birds.
The Soothsayer gives Caesar a warning. He says," Caesar!" "Beware the ides of March." This warning is very important to the story because Julius Caesar's death is on March 15,… 44 BCE. (The Ides of March). This information was gathered from the text of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and also from http://www.livius.org/caa-can/Caesar/caesar_t09.HTML
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a "soothsayer" being a person who can tell the future, a possible antonym is a "historian" being someone who tells of the past.
To warn Caesar to beware of the Ides of March.
"Beware the ides of March"
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The Oracle (at Delphi)
Balaam was a soothsayer, as the Bible says: Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them. …(Joshua 13.22) You can see his story in Numbers 22
To beware the ides of March. (Mach 15th.)
In William Shakespeare
He's a guy that can see the future and thinks Caesar ought to be warned about his imminent death.
The Soothsayer was created on 1965-03-04.
In Literature & Language
In The Bible
Soothsayers means: People who can predict the future.