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The oracle
« on: Saturday, 04 March, 2017 @ 13:51:15 »
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In Delphi, Greece, more than oracles speak
Tracking the history and mystery of the ancient Greece site of oracles.

For 1,500 years, up through the time when Christianity became dominant, Delphi was one of the power centers of the world. That's a lot of years. Even if you figure in the idea that oracles, with the right luck (and publicity), can be surefire attention grabbers, Delphi wasn't top dog just because it was home to a prognosticator. There were lots of oracles in Greece and the rest of the ancient world for competition.

No, there was — and is — something special about Delphi.

Among the qualities that make it unique: a 1,500-year-long line of women hopped up on ethylene gas.
http://www.startribune.com/in-delphi-greece-more-than-oracles-speak/415271784/