Marking the centre of the world

The sacred omphalos at Delphi,  Greece,  February 2019

This conical stone fell from the heavens, and is believed to be the stone thrown down by Zeus to mark the centre of the world.




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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 February 2019

Posted as part of Six Word Saturday

69 thoughts on “Marking the centre of the world

    1. It’s a great word isn’t it! And !’ve decided that i really need to learn some Greek! There were some young drama students rehearsing near the theatre at Delphi and I realised how beautiful a language it is. Something else to add to my to do list 🙂

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        1. It even has birds in the story 🙂
          Zeus, in his attempt to locate the center of the earth, launched two eagles from the two ends of the world, and the eagles, starting simultaneously and flying at equal speed, crossed their paths above the area of Delphi, and so was the place where Zeus placed the stone.

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    1. I don’t mind the takeover at all!
      I’m just waiting for a delayed flight home (due to morning fog at Gatwick) and am enjoying the comments
      As for the myths – try reading Stephen Fry’s Mythos (and the follow up, Heroes, which I haven’t got to yet) He tells the stories wonderfully and it is totally fascinating. Like you, Becky, I lived with books as a child (and became a librarian) but skipped many of the classics.

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      1. ooh I didn’t know you were once a librarian too. Are you like Anabel and visit all the libraries where you go? She’s got me doing it now and it is fabulous!

        Really hope your delayed flight is not delayed too much, and thanks for the tip on the book I will purchase 🙂

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        1. Very modern! Unfortunately, the weather was dreadful (rain and high winds) so I couldn’t enjoy it from outside which was there its beauty really lay. And other parts were closed for a private event! Oh well, it’s always good to have a reason to return


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