In search of Inner LIGHT...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

On Thursday October 21, 2010, I decided to have a short trip to Delphi with intent to recharge my soul with some of Apollo's Sacred Light!

In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; medicine, healing, and plague; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.

As the patron of Delphi (Pythian Apollo), Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing were associated with Apollo.

In Hellenistic times, especially during the third century BC, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun, and his sister Artemis similarly equated with Selene, Titan goddess of the moon.

Here is a Panoramic View of Ancient Gymnasium,

And here some more, interesting photos.

I guess the trip was a success -as you can tell by seeing my Smiling face.

Hoping all you friends find your Inner Light, especially in dark and desperate moments!

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    1929 days ago
    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! emoticon You light up my life! From what I can see Andreas, you soul does not need to be recharged! It follows you every where!

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  • KIBBLE55
    Greek mythology has always interested me but finding a book that is enjoyable to read and not too high brow is very difficult and suggestions
    3455 days ago
    Love the blog and photos!
    3617 days ago
    Beautiful pictures! I love to read about Greek mythology, and you have such an in-depth knowledge of it. Please feel free to bring it up anytime. =) I'm glad you captured some of Apollo's Sacred Light. You look radiant in the pictures. I wish you good health, and continued success with your journey in life!!!
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    3649 days ago
    Absolutely incredible, Andreas! You look SO happy and so at peace. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful pictures of your gorgeous country!! xoxoxo
    3655 days ago

    Wow, you look great in those photos!! The new Andreas and the old Greece !!
    3655 days ago
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    Totally awesome!! I would love to travel there some day. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
    3655 days ago
    AHHHH.....Andreas....Thank you for that gift of your journey. emoticon I shall see Greece one day.

    As for Artemis....I identify! haha.....I always wanted to remain a virgin forever, too, but, alas, my friend, that wish did not pan out! haha... Her love for animals and the wilderness type of woman!~

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    Hope you have a lovely day there in your own little piece of heaven, my dear friend.
    You should post here more often. Loved seeing your gorgeous photos!
    XO MaryAnn
    3655 days ago
    Thank you for including us on your sojourn through spiritual enlightenment. As always your photos take the breath away.

    Ps. Adey wants to live there after seeing those photos.
    3655 days ago
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    Thanks Andreas. You are the light.
    3655 days ago
  • PEGUS63
    Thanks for sharing-
    3655 days ago
  • CINDYC53
    Andreas, thank you for sharing your trip with us!! What beautiful & inspiring photos, and what an interesting story. I feel so privileged to have wonderful spark friends around the world. You are such a special man, and your light has definitely helped to light my spirit....
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    Love from Cindy!
    3656 days ago
    Gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to make the trip and feel so much better!
    3656 days ago
    Beautiful, and full of light!
    3656 days ago
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