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Mopsus (Greek soothsayer)

Ancient Greek soothsayer who vanquished the Seer Calchas in a contest of their powers (FW).

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Mopsus (Greek soothsayer)
Gender Male
Dates circa 1300 B.C.
Species / Race Wizard
Profession Seer
First Introduced FW

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According to the Prisoner of Azkaban video game, a painting of Mopsus resides in the dungeons at Hogwarts protecting a hidden room. The password to enter is "Forsooth" ( source)

Because of the accuracy of predictions made by Mopsus, the ancient Greeks had a saying "more certain than Mopsus." He was also one of the seers who aided Jason and the Argonauts (source: Wikipedia).

The date given -- 1300 B.C. -- is merely conjecture, of course. This is the date of the earliest recorded telling of the tale of Jason and his voyage to recover the Golden Fleece, a story in which Mopsus figures in a small way.

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