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.

"Apollo spoke through his oracle. She had to be an older woman of blameless life chosen from among the peasants of the area. Alone in an enclosed inner sanctum (Ancient Greek adyton — 'do not enter') she sat on a tripod seat over an opening in the earth (the 'chasm'). According to legend, when Apollo slew Python its body fell into this fissure and fumes arose from its decomposing body. Intoxicated by the vapours, the sibyl would fall into a trance, allowing Apollo to possess her spirit. In this state she prophesied. The oracle could not be consulted during the winter months, for this was traditionally the time when Apollo would live among the Hyperboreans. Dionysus would inhabit the temple during his absence."

— "Delphi", Wikipedia