Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Oracle of the dead in Greece, Parga

The oracle of the dead and the whole ceremony while calling the dead in the Oracle of the dead in ancient Greece, near Parga, had a name : nekiya, which means the ritual when living people called the dead to ask them about the future. The Oracle of the dead in Greece, Parga was, thus, a temple. Oddysseus, the great greek hero came here to ask what he should do in order to return home where his wife, Penelope, was still waiting for him after the war of Troy and after wandering over the seas for more than nine long years. And not only him.
Oracle of the dead in Ephyrus, Greece

The Oracle of the dead in Ephyra, Greece, also known as the Necromanteion had also a secret chamber. It was there where the one who wanted to talk to the dead, entered.

Descending to the oracle of the dead was an adventure. It could last days or even weeks until the pilgrim was ready to face the souls.
Oracle of the dead in Greece, Parga

It is interesting that while the pilgrim passed through corridors and gates or the Oracle of the Dead he was asked questions by the holly guide and he found answers to his questions only at the end of this journey. The Necromanteion was not the only oracle of this kind in Greece or, later, in the Roman Empire. We find such temples also in a cave at Cape Matapan, in southern Greece, where the Spartans built another home of Hades or in Heraklea Pontica in nowadays Turkey, known as the modern city of Karadeniz Eregli, at the Black Sea. Necromanteion is the oldest oracle in Greece.
 Necromanteion was burnt and destroyed by the Romans while their expansion in 167 BC. It was described by Homer in the 8th century BC, by Herodotus in the 5th century BC and was discovered and excavated in 1955 A.D. Nowadays the ARCHAEO TRAVEL NEWS are interesting.
Oracle - Necromanteion
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And this before you can visit this terrifying place where, according to ancient Greek mythology, three rivers of death, sorrow and pain met in order the ancient River Styxx to arise. This site was located on the banks of the Acheron River in Epirus. Now it is in the province of Prevenza, the new city built after Nikopoli was devastated in the 12th century. To get to the Necromanteion it is very easy if you visit the city of Parga in the south-western Greece. See more PHOTOS ABOUT NECROMANTEION!
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