Epidavros, Greece, 2017.10.15
Epidavros, Greece, 2017.10.15.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"The new sanctuary developed around the Sacred Well, which was later incorporated into the portico of the Abaton, and in the area of Building E, where the first ash altar and the site of ritual feasting were located. The well played an important role in the healing process, which included cleansing and enkoimesis, or hypnosis, of the patients near its waters. The enkoimesis emulated the periodical death and rebirth of divine powers after they returned inside the earth - the source of life. The god appeared to a patient during his enkoimesis, which corresponded to periodic death, advising him on the treatment he should follow."

— Olga Psychogiou, Ministry of Culture and Sports