Delos … a rocky, barren island. Today, Delos is primarily an archaeological site. The contractual nature of Apollo’s relation to his birthplace, the island of Delos. Delos before Apollo What Delos gains if she accepts to serve as Apollo’s birthplace
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Delos before Apollo What Delos gains if she accepts to serve as Apollo’s birthplace
Unhonored, unfrequented Honored by Apollo and his worshippers
Poor in natural resources Rich from foreign pilgrims
Deserted Permanent seat of Apollo’s worship
inhale the fumes emanating from the floor of
the temple andwould channel the word of Apollo
in a language that would then get translated by
priests standing close by.
again a parallel to those of his
father Zeus: they both serve here
as arbiters of justice, defenders
Before him, as he goes through the hall of Zeus, the gods tremble and rise up all from their thrones as he approaches and draws his shining bow. But Leto alone abides by Zeus, who delights in the thunderbolt, and she unstrings Apollo’s bow and closes his quiver. Then taking with her hands from his mighty shoulders the bow, she hangs it on the pillar beside his father’s seat from a peg of gold and leads him to his throne and seats him there, while the father welcomes his dear son and gives him nectar in a golden cup. Then do the other gods welcome him from where they sit, and Lady Leto rejoices, in that she bore the lord of the bow, her mighty son.