What exactly was the Oracle of Delphi?

The pinnacle of prophecy in the ancient world

Stars Insider

15/09/23 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Ancient civilization

One of the most important religious institutions in ancient Greece, the Oracle of Delphi represents a fascinating and mysterious chapter in history. The story tells of a prophetic priestess sat at the site of Delphi, which the ancient Greeks considered the center of the Earth. Oracles were consulted across ancient Greece, but Delphi was different. This center of prophecy in the ancient world was independent from neighboring city-states, resting atop a stunning backdrop of rolling mountains where ruins remain to this day.

Intrigued? Click on to learn why the story of the Oracle of Delphi continues to captivate.

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