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 Pythia’s response. The Pythia’s Ritual: -Purifies herself (washes in spring)...
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- Fall '09
- Classics, Delphi, Crisa Renamed Delphi