Thursday, April 21, 2011

Consulting the Oracle

Today we visited Delphi, the site of the famous oracle who spoke to Apollo and told ancient Greeks their future. The setting is on the side of a terrific mountain, and has one of the best museums in Greece nearby.

Here's a brief description from Wikipedia (Yes, that wikipedia.)--
Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis.
In Greek mythology, Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he slew the Python, a deity who lived there and protected the navel of the Earth. Python (derived from the verb pythein, "to rot") is claimed by some to be the original name of the site in recognition of the Python that Apollo defeated.
Check out more pictures from Delphi here.

3 comments:

  1. so how about that greek salad?

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  2. sounds like your having a lot of fun wish i was there!!!

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