Phædriades – the shining ones – a pair of cliffs enclosing the sacred site of Delphi, centre of the Hellenic world, and place of Apollo’s temple where the Pythia delivered her oracles in vapour-induced frenzy.
In this digital age, she no longer need proclaim from the temple, clutching laurel leaves and holy water from the Kassotis spring, nor is she restricted to prophesying in the warmer months, but is available internationally, 24/7, at:
Traditionally oracles were vague and duplicitous in meaning, ensuring whatever the outcome, the Pythia was right. But today, amid the noise, her message of Love is beautifully clear:
Let there be, for a time, no driving aim;
No mission, no goal, no fury’d intent.
Notice the hours—how they lengthen and breathe:
Like dust in the sunset, thy soul is content.