Bacis (or Baochis)

Bacis (or Baochis)

was (1), in Egyptian mythology, a sacred bull at Hermonthis, in Upper Egypt. It was also called Onuphis, and must not be confounded with Apis of Memphis. Large bristly hairs grew on its body, and ran in the opposite direction from that on other. animals. (2.) One of the earliest seers of Greece. He lived at Heleon in Boeotia, and the nymphs of the Corycian grotto endowed him with the gift of divination after having taken leave of his friends. Bacis was probably only a designation of a soothsayer; therefore a number of Bacidae-one especially, an Arcadian, and also some women-were thus named.

 
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