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Delphi, Ancient Center of the World

Last Update: 23 Mar 2021


Ancient Greek places- Delphi

Delphi, the Center of the World


Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece after Athens. Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece after Athens. The city of Delphi was considered the place where people were closest to their gods, it was considered the "Omphalus", that is, the centre of the world. The centre of Delphi is the sanctuary of Apollo, but Delphi was also a place of worship for other deities, such as Poseidon, the Greek god of the seas, as well as Gaea, also known as Mother Earth.


The Delphic Maxims

The Delphic Maxims , at first thought to be commands of the god Apollo himself, were later attributed to the famous seven sages of ancient Greece (Cleobulus of Lindos, Solon of Athens, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, Thales of Miletus, Pittacus of Mytilene, Periander of Corinth).

Delphic maxims about friendship, family and the circle of life:

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