Sybil is a woman who possesses long life. When Aeneas visits her, Sybil explains that she once asked Apollo to make her live as many years as there were grains of dust at her feet. She now regrets her wish because, while she has 300 more years to live, she does not have eternal youthful looks.
Sybil Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Sybil appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 14: The Sibyl of Cumae
Book 14: Achaemenides’ Story: Ulysses’ Men in Polyphemus’ Cave