very interesting. I noticed that the local youths use the allegation to the extreme. They have “the Oracle”, the “Parnassus”, etc. Delphi has two interesting things, one, the Oracle and the Pythia, and the other, the Treasury. Basically every city state had its own treasury there. And wasn’t “omphalos”, the navel of the world, also there? But Apollo, the sun-god, while definitely a pagan god, was not mean. Artemis, his sister, represented several cults merged together. And in some of them, she required the young virgin as the sacrifice. (See Iphigenia in Taurus). And later, when the Greeks walked away from human sacrifices, the somber goddess still required some blood...flogging of the Spartan youths at her altar was meant to give her some.