Delphi - The Belly Button Of The World

By: Ben Pate

Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the entire world. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to Greece to see all of the wonderful things they have to offer. Of course, if you are going to be doing any international travel, you will need to have a valid American passport with you. Unlike the past, when children were allowed to travel without a passport, now kids passports are required for anyone who is traveling out of the country.

Passport Needs

Passports are documents that allow for international travel. Without them no one can enter a foreign country or re-enter their country of origin. All American citizens whether man, woman, child, or even infant must have a passport if they wish to cross the border. Children didn't used to need passports, but due to stricter child trafficking laws this changed to protect children. Passports are fairly easy to obtain especially with the advent of the internet. By keeping up to date with all passport related issues such as renewals and name changes traveling should be a cinch. Remember that kids United States passports are only valid for five years, and no renewals are permitted.


Apollo is the great Greek hero who slew the Python, which was the dragon that lived in Delphi and protected the naval of the Earth. He is the praised mythological deity of music, poetry, plagues, oracles, the sun, medicine, light, and knowledge. His site is known for the Oracle of Delphi where virgins delved out answers to questions.


The Oracle of Delphi was a place where anyone could come and retrieve answers to their questions. They would present their quandary to the virgins of the well and they would receive their oracle. It was later noted that these virgins were sitting atop a well that gave of some rather gaseous fumes that may have caused some hallucinations. But when it comes to oracles, a drug induced answer is just as good as a sober one.

Ancient Myths

The Greeks believed many different things in the past that turned out not to be true. For example, in ancient times the Greeks believed that they resided at the center of the Earth. This is where the term 'belly button of the world' comes from. This thought fell in perfectly with the other Greek myth that Apollo killed a dragon that was protecting the middle of the Earth.

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The ancient Greeks believed that they were the center of the earth, and specifically that Delphi was the belly button of the world. For this reason there was structure made to represent the bellybutton of the world. This belief coincided with the belief that the dragon that Apollo slew was protecting the naval of the earth. Traveling to Greece is an amazing experience and there are so many sites to see. This is why it's important to have an understanding of the places you're going to visit.

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