#14 Brutus, Bending the Prophecy to His Wishes

Long time before removing the last king of Rome and making himself the founder of Roman Republic and among the first consuls of Rome, Brutus went to the oracle of Delphi along with the sons of the last Roman King Tarquinius Superbus.

Lucius Junius Brutus kisses the ground (“Mother Earth”). Sebastiano Ricci

The sons asked the oracle who the next king will be, and the oracle told them that the man that kissed his mother first, will become the next king.

Hearing the prophecy, Brutus pretended like he was traveling, then kissed the earth, showing that he interpreted his mother as Gaia.

So, as history shows us, you don’t have to start the prophecy to be the beneficiary of it.

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