The Pythia's power has passed in an unbroken tradition for thousands of years. Every time a new Pythia is chosen, a sybil—the Silver Circle's name for a true clairvoyant—is selected as her heir. She is carefully trained from childhood to understand the burden and how to bear it. It is not a job. It is a calling. And the heir has no choice. 
Traits / CharacteristicsEdit
- It is not an appointed position. 
- The power goes where it will, to whoever is most worthy, the ancient texts say.
- The Heir must be a virgin for the power to pass to her.
Known Heirs Edit
- The Circle's sybil has studied for years for the position. She was trained well. They didn't think that Cassie would be a rival 
Events in the Series Edit
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The current trained Heir has been kidnapped kidnapped by Rasputin and the Dark Circle more than six months ago. Mircea, Louis-Cesare and Rafe believe that part of the power the Pythia holds has leaked to Cassie, and therefore probably to the other heir as well.