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Epimenides

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
A prophet of Apollo, who, falling asleep as a herdsman for fifty-six years, and awoke with the gift of prophecy. A religious teacher and miracle worker in Crete who is said to have fallen asleep in a cave as a boy, and that he did not wake up for 57 years. Cretan generator of paradox "I am a consistent liar."

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