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Unformatted text preview: o Some believed in prophecy. o Believed Gods communicated to men. o Important decision relied on oracles. Where should we found our new city? Who should be our patron deity? Should my kingdom attack Persia? Many Oracles in Greece To Apollo To Zeus To others. o Delphic oracle most famous. o Delphi as center of the world: The omphalos (navel) Consulting the Oracle at Delphi The Human Ritual: -Purify (wash) in nearby spring. -Pay a fee! (sliding scale?) -Sacrifice an animal. -Enter chamber of temple. -Give question to priest. -Wait for Pythias response. The Pythias Ritual: -Purifies herself (washes in spring)...
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- Fall '09