Delphi the temple of Apollo

Paul talks about God: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…

1Corinthians 14 : 33 ( Paul is talking about our behavior and how we should consider God’s way…)
The remains of the temple of Apollo.
The ruins are high up in the Parnassus Mountains.
The day was cloudy but warm.

Delphi is most famous for the Sanctuary of Apollo. In Greek mythology Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. He is considered beautiful and as one Greek lady told me:

“If you see a beautiful man you say he is an Apollo.”

This is the myth of how Zeus chose the site. First he released two golden eagles in opposite directions from heaven . These two then crossed in flight and where they crossed he threw down a stone, the navel or centre of the world, which landed in Delphi. This place then became the place where the gods spoke through Pythia who pronounced oracles.

Many statues were placed along the way to the Temple as gifts and a few of these we will see in the museum.
Here are the ruins of
The Treasury of the Siphnian

This was a small building made from shiny, transparent marble and stood out for its elegance in the sanctuary of Appollo. Around 525 B.C the people of Siphnos gave one tenth of the income from the exploitation of Siphons’ gold and silver mines to have it built for Appollo. Their reward was priority in receiving an Oracle.

Reading a notice board below the following was written: ‘ The interpretation of these prophecies was always ambiguous which meant that they could be interpreted by the person asking the question. This is why Apollo was also known as Loxias which meant oblique or ambiguous.’

Signs in the museum
The mountains still with the brightness of broom in the distance and many different little yellow flowers.
A contrast with the grey of the sky.
Time spent thinking about ancient times

The people:
their gifts of love, thanks and requests their imposing buildings
All in the most majestic of mountains.

What a treasure of antiquity shared.

Thank you.

Sandy πŸ™‚

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.

Pierre Bayle 1647-1706 He was a French philosopher, author and lexicographer. A Huguenot , Bayle fled to the Dutch Republic in 1681 because of religious persecution in France.

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