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Delphi

greece oracle

Delphi, Greek town located on the lower slopes of Mt. Parnassus. In ancient times, it was the site of the most important oracle in Greece. The oracle was in a temple to Apollo built in the 6th century B.C. The messages were delivered by a priestess, usually in cryptic form, and were interpreted by a priest.

See also: Greece.

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