Zeus let loose two eagles from atop Mount Olympus and decreed that wherever they should cross, that would be the center of the world. Delphi was that place. It was here the Pythia gave her prophecies to kings and commoners from across Greece and the wider world. Delphi was a site for festivals of sport and drama. It’s roads were lined with statues sent in tribute by rulers seeking to win favor with Apollo and his oracle. Herodotus has a wonderful tale at the beginning of his histories of the danger of taking the oracles prophecies too literally.