Delphi, Greece, 2017.10.18
Delphi, Greece, 2017.10.18.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority. Edited for drama.

"The name Delphoi comes from the same root as δελφύς delphys, 'womb' and may indicate archaic veneration of Gaia at the site. Apollo is connected with the site by his epithet Δελφίνιος Delphinios, 'the Delphinian'. The epithet is connected with dolphins (Greek δελφίς,-ῖνος) in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo (line 400), recounting the legend of how Apollo first came to Delphi in the shape of a dolphin, carrying Cretan priests on his back. The Homeric name of the oracle is Pytho (Πυθώ). Another legend held that Apollo walked to Delphi from the north and stopped at Tempe, a city in Thessaly, to pick laurel (also known as bay tree) which he considered to be a sacred plant. In commemoration of this legend, the winners at the Pythian Games received a wreath of laurel picked in the Temple."

— "Delphi", Wikipedia