Pythia is an Amazon warrior.
In June 1937, an infant Julia Deneiros was swept overboard in the Ionian Sea. Tethis and her Nereids rescued the baby and, as was their wont, brought it to Paradise Island. The Amazons raised her back to health, and Pythia volunteered to offer her back to the sea goddess. With this ceremony, a psychic link was established between the two.
Almost fifty years later, professor Julia Kapatelis visited Paradise Island as part of Hippolyta's outreach efforts. The two felt they were linked, and rejoiced at seeing each other again. They formed a close friendship.
Circe and the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall started a war against Wonder Woman and the Gods of Olympus. She had Doctor Psycho kidnap Julia. Pythia donned the Sandals of Hermes to travel find her. They brought her straight to Circe's South American hideout. After killing several Bana guards, she freed Konrad Kaslak and Julia. Her psychic link was strong enough to break the illusions Doctor Psycho had placed on his prisoner. She also freed Timandra, Epione and Mnemosyne, Amazon scholars who had been captured during a diplomatic mission at the start of the conflict. She flew Julia and Epione to safety, with the other two covering their escape on foot.
Powers and Abilities
- Amazonian Physiology: The Amazons are a race of warrior women that have received gifts and blessings from five Olympian goddesses: Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hestia and Aphrodite. Pythia possesses the same potential powers as an average Amazon. These include:
- Enhanced Intellect: A gift from Athena, the Amazons have the wisdom to be guided by peace and justice.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Superhuman Stamina
- Superhuman Agility
- Immortality: The Amazons were gifted immortality. The people of Themyscira lived forever, though could be killed in war or in an accident. Those who followed Antiope and Phthia and became the Bana-Mighdall lost their immortality.
- Self-Sustenance: So long as Pythia stays on Themyscira, she does not require food, water or any other form of nourishment to maintain her health and vitality. Although they are not susceptible to the throes of hunger, this does not mean that Amazons don't consume food for enjoyment. The Amazons frequently hold great festivals wherupon food is served.
- Amazonian training: The Amazons honed their skills in many fields, aided by the gifts from Athena and Artemis.
- Psychic Link: with Julia.
- Pythia first appeared, retroactively, in a vision in the Amulet of Harmonia in Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #3 Her first physical appearance was in Wonder Woman Annual (Volume 2) #1
- 27 Appearances of Pythia (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Pythia (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Pythia (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Pythia (New Earth)