Human being always wonder of the future. It was also the same in the past. Especially kings and royal families consulted oracles to see the future. Those oracles were generally women. They used some methods such as water fortune and animal organs fortune. They never want to make Gods angry because they needed the mercy of Gods for a good life.
Oracles were important people for the society. Public respected them because of their skill. The oldest oracles were Hittites’ oracles.
Firstly they wanted to get Gods so oracles have an important responsibility. Even military campaigns were arrranged according to the fortune tellers or oracles.