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Jumps aboard in form of dolphin. Forces ship to sail to Crisa. Reveals himself to sailors. They call him Apollo Delphinius Crisa Renamed Delphi. o But: Pollution (miasma) from dragon. o Apollo exiles himself fro 8-9 years. o Undergoes purification by serving a mortal for many years. The mortal was very nice to Apollo. o Returns to Delphi, establishes sanctuary. Inaugurates first Pythia. Intermediary between Apollo and Men. o Apollo and Delphi The Stepterion: Restival for Apollo at Delphi. Re-enacts slaying of dragon, purification. Apollo’s Oracle at Delphi - Oracle: o Divine communication from Gods to men, via intermediary. o The medium herself o The site of the communication.
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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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