In Greek mythology, the name Theobule (Ancient Greek: Θεοβούλη from θεός + βούλλα[1] 'divine will' or 'divine counsel') refers to:

This name was also thought to have given rise to Sibyl by Varro, a Roman man of letters.[1] The historian Jerome similarly explained Theobule as the Attic form of the Doric Σιοβόλλα (Siobolla), a variant of Sibulla (Sibyl in Greek)[6]


  1. ^ a b Singer, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "Sibyl". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.
  2. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 224
  3. ^ Homer, Iliad 2.495; Hyginus, Fabulae 97
  4. ^ Diodorus Siculus, 4.67.7
  5. ^ Tzetzes, John (2015). Allegories of the Iliad. Translated by Goldwyn, Adam; Kokkini, Dimitra. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. pp. 41, Prologue 534–535. ISBN 978-0-674-96785-4.
  6. ^ "Sibyl". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)