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Delphi


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One of the most important religious sanctuaries of the ancient Greek world, dedicated to Apollo and situated on the lower southern slopes of Mount Parnassus above the Gulf of Corinth. It was thought of as the navel of the earth.

Delphic oracle the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, regarded as particularly holy; the characteristic riddling responses to a wide range of questions were delivered by the Pythia, and have given rise to the use of Delphic to mean deliberately obscure or ambiguous.

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