Delphi, a Religious Retreat
Below is a virtual map of Delphi.
History of Delphi
The Oracle of Delphi
The Pythian Games
The Temple of Apollo
The Overthrow of Delphi
The Temple of Apollo
Some of the remains of The Temple of Apollo.
The Oracle of Delphi
Where people would come to ask advice to the Oracle of Delphi.
View over Delphi
A beautiful mountain top view from Delphi.
Religon of Delphi- Greek Religon
Another interesting part of the Greek Religion, is how they worship and pray to the gods. In the Greek Religion, there is many special rituals they use to feel more connected to the gods. One of the most common rituals, is when people pray to a God. This ritual is to accompany the prayer that you are saying to the god. The first part of the ritual, is you would sacrifice an animal. Animals sacrificed were usually pigs, sheep, goats, and cows. The animal is the same gender as a god. Then, they would cook the meat. The meat had to be either burnt or completly cooked. Then, part of the meat would be eaten by the person, and the rest would be left for the god. The sacred sacrificing of the animal, or killing of the animal. Was done by a Megiras, a butcher or a cook. While a young girl sprinkles seeds over the animals head. After, a priest who is the same gender as the god. Delivers the prayer with the animal to the god. This common practice is one of the unique rituals of the Greek Religion.
Why Delphi is Sacred to this Religon
- Despite its Mediterranean Climate, Delphi has freezing winters colder than other parts of Greece, because its in a mountain range
- Delphi was one of the most sacred places in the ancient world.
- Apollo killed a python serpent, so people built him a temple to thank him
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