Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Delphi, the Center of the World

Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece after Athens.

The city of Delphi was considered to be the place where man was closest to his gods.It was thought to be the "Omphalus", or to be situated at the center of the world. The center of Delphi is the Sanctuary of Apollo, but Delphi was also a place of worship of other deities, such as Poseidon, the greek god of the Seas as well as Mother Earth, also known as Gaea.

The Delphic Maxims

The Delphic Maxims , which were considered initially as orders of god Apollo himself, were later attributed 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).

Delphic maxims about friendship, family and the circle of life:


Ancient Greek places