Delphi, the Center of the World

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 god of the sea, as well as Gaea, also known as Mother Earth.

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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).

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Evangelia Hatzitsinidou is the creator and author of which has been merged with She has been writing about Greek Mythology for almost twenty years. A native to Greece, she teaches and lives just outside Athens.