"Before you learn the future, know first the past."
― Oracle’s corpse (Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters)

The ability to discern past and/or recite/prophesy it. Variation of Retrocognition. Opposite of Precognitive Speech.


The user can discern past and/or recite/prophesy it aloud, they may be aware of the process and able to control it, or it may be completely involuntary and/or be uttered in trance.


  • Being gagged will prevent you from telling the past.
  • If spoken in riddles, some may have to be smart enough to understand them.
  • May not remember what is said.
  • If speaking to ignorant people, they may believe you cursed them.
  • Muting can prevent the user from speaking out the past.
  • May require a mouth or the creation of a mouth.

Known Users

  • Oracle of Delphi (Greek Mythology)
  • Apollo (Greek/Roman Mythology)
  • Rachel Elizabeth Dare (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Sheila E (Purple Haze Feedback); via Voodoo Child
  • Prophets (Religion/Mythology)
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