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μέλισσα (“-α, -ας, -ᾶν, -αις”.)
b. priestess esp. of Demeter (“διὰ τὸ τοῦ ζωοῦ καθαρόν Σ”, P. 4.106c. But from fr. 252 it is clear that bees sometimes had power to give indications of the future: cf. also “ἱεραί”, fr. 123. 11.) “ταῖς ἱεραῖσι μελίσσαις τέρπεται” fr. 158. “μελίσσας Δελφίδος αὐτομάτῳ κελάδῳ” the priestess of Apollo at Delphi P. 4.60
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