Unformatted text preview: Leto has twins, Artemis and Apollo. -Delos: One of the most important religious sites in Ancient Greece. Homeric Hymn to Apollo -Delos, a shared worship site. -Apollo wanted his own site. -Hymn tells of his search. -Finds many unsuitable sites. -Potential site: Telphusa. -Ends up at Crisa, by Mt. Parnassus. o He has to fight the she-dragon. o Kills the dragon. o Apollo tells the dragon to rot! Greek word for rot = Pythein Dragon thereafter called python. Site sometimes was called Pytho. Apollo’s Priestess called Pythia. o Site secured…now what? Apollo punishes Telphusa by burying the sacred spring that people honored her at. He searches for ministers/followers. Highjacks ship of Cretan sailors....
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- Fall '09
- Classics, Delphi, important religious sites, help Leto