Delphi also called Pytho, is the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle, consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. The ancient Greeks considered the centre of the world to be in Delphi, marked by the stone monument known as the omphalos, it occupies a site on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the coastal plain to the south and the valley of Phocis. It is now an extensive archaeological site with a small modern town of the same name nearby, it is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in having had a great influence in the ancient world, as evidenced by the various monuments built there by most of the important ancient Greek city-states, demonstrating their fundamental Hellenic unity. Delphi is located in upper central Greece, on multiple plateaux along the slope of Mount Parnassus, includes the Sanctuary of Apollo, the site of the ancient Oracle; this semicircular spur is known as Phaedriades, overlooks the Pleistos Valley.
In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece, Zeus determined the site of Delphi when he sought to find the centre of his "Grandmother Earth". He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found. Earlier myths include traditions that Pythia, or the Delphic oracle was the site of an important oracle in the pre-classical Greek world and, rededicated from about 800 BC, when it served as the major site during classical times for the worship of the god Apollo. Apollo was said to have slain Python, a "drako" a serpent or a dragon who lived there and protected the navel of the Earth. "Python" is claimed by some to be the original name of the site in recognition of Python which Apollo defeated. The Homeric Hymn to Delphic Apollo recalled. Others relate that it was named Pytho and that Pythia, the priestess serving as the oracle, was chosen from their ranks by a group of priestesses who officiated at the temple.
Excavation at Delphi, a post-Mycenaean settlement of the late 9th century, has uncovered artifacts increasing in volume beginning with the last quarter of the 8th century BC. Pottery and bronze as well as tripod dedications continue in a steady stream, in contrast to Olympia. Neither the range of objects nor the presence of prestigious dedications proves that Delphi was a focus of attention for a wide range of worshippers, but the large quantity of valuable goods, found in no other mainland sanctuary, encourages that view. Apollo's sacred precinct in Delphi was a panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years, starting in 586 BC athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, one of the four Panhellenic Games, precursors of the Modern Olympics; the victors at Delphi were presented with a laurel crown, ceremonially cut from a tree by a boy who re-enacted the slaying of the Python. Delphi was set apart from the other games sites because it hosted the mousikos agon, musical competitions.
These Pythian Games rank second among the four stephanitic games chronologically and in importance. These games, were different from the games at Olympia in that they were not of such vast importance to the city of Delphi as the games at Olympia were to the area surrounding Olympia. Delphi would have been a renowned city regardless of. In the inner hestia of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned. After the battle of Plataea, the Greek cities extinguished their fires and brought new fire from the hearth of Greece, at Delphi; the name Delphi comes from the same root as δελφύς delphys, "womb" and may indicate archaic veneration of Gaia at the site. Apollo is connected with the site by his epithet Δελφίνιος Delphinios, "the Delphinian"; the epithet is connected with dolphins in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, recounting the legend of how Apollo first came to Delphi in the shape of a dolphin, carrying Cretan priests on his back. The Homeric name of the oracle is Pytho. Another legend held that Apollo walked to Delphi from the north and stopped at Tempe, a city in Thessaly, to pick laurel which he considered to be a sacred plant.
In commemoration of this legend, the winners at the Pythian Games received a wreath of laurel picked in the temple. Delphi became the site of a major temple to Phoebus Apollo, as well as the Pythian Games and the prehistoric oracle. In Roman times, hundreds of votive statues remained, described by Pliny the Younger and seen by Pausanias. Carved into the temple were three phrases: γνῶθι σεαυτόν and μηδὲν ἄγαν, Ἑγγύα πάρα δ'ἄτη, In antiquity, the origin of these phrases was attributed to one or more of the Seven Sages of Greece by authors such as Plato and Pausanias. Additionally, according to Plutarch's essay on the meaning of the "E at Delphi"—the only literary source for the inscription—there was inscribed at the temple a large letter E. Among other things epsilon signifies the number 5. However, ancient as well as modern scholars have doubted the legitimacy of such inscriptions. Acco
Luisa Wilson San Román is a Mexican ice hockey player. On 15 January 2020, Wilson became the first Mexican to win an Olympic medal in a Winter Olympics sport when her team won the gold medal at the girls' 3x3 mixed tournament, during the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland. Luisa Wilson San Román was born on 5 August 2005 in Celaya, Guanajuato to a Mexican mother, Laura San Román and a Canadian father, Brian Wilson, her family moved to Canada. Wilson has played ice hockey since she was around 2-3 years old, she practiced figure skating. Wilson lives in Toronto, with her parents and her brother. Wilson was selected to represent Mexico at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics, in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the Yellow team of the girls' 3x3 mixed ice hockey tournament. Along with athletes from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland and her team defeated the Black team 6–1, achieving the Gold medal
The Narrow Margin is a 1952 American film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Earl Felton, based on an unpublished story written by Martin Goldsmith and Jack Leonard. The screenplay by Earl Felton was nominated for an Academy Award; the picture stars Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures. A police detective plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse aboard a train with mob assassins out to stop a slain gangster's widow before she can testify before a grand jury. Detective Sergeant Walter Brown of the Los Angeles Police Department and his partner are assigned to protect a mob boss's widow, Mrs. Frankie Neall, as she rides a train from Chicago to Los Angeles to testify before a grand jury, she is carrying a payoff list that belonged to her murdered husband. On the way to pick her up, Brown bets his partner and friend, Sergeant Gus Forbes, what she will be like: "She's the sixty-cent special. Cheap. Flashy. Poison under the gravy." As the detectives and Mrs. Neall leave her apartment, they are waylaid by a mob assassin named Densel.
Forbes is shot to death. At the train station, Brown discovers. Kemp identifies Brown as the detective before they board the train; each man knows. With the help of a conductor, Kemp comes into Brown's room while Brown is there, under the pretense that he is looking for lost luggage. Kemp tries to open the door to the next compartment, where Mrs. Neall is hiding, but Brown tells the conductor that the room is empty, Kemp and the conductor leave. Brown knows that Kemp will come back to Mrs. Neall's room, so he hides Mrs. Neall in the ladies room with all of her luggage, goes to the dining car so Kemp will know that the room is unguarded. Kemp goes back and searches both rooms, finding nothing. After Kemp returns to the dining car, Brown leaves the dining car to escort Mrs. Neall back to her room. Mobster Vincent Yost meets Brown and unsuccessfully tries to bribe him into pointing out Mrs. Neall and abandoning her, appealing to both his greed and his fear, he suggests that Brown could use the bribe to help the family of his murdered partner, Gus Forbes.
Brown's relationship with Mrs. Neall is caustic, she is a cynical and flashy brunette, who flirts with him while expressing doubt about his integrity and commitment to protecting her. She doesn't seem to care. On the train, she insists on playing records on her portable record player and endangering both of them, angering Brown. By chance Brown makes friends with an attractive blonde train passenger he meets, Ann Sinclair, her too-observant young son Tommy; when Kemp spots Brown with her, he mistakes Sinclair for his target. After Brown beats him up in a fight and questions him, the policeman learns of the mistake, he hurries to warn Ann Sinclair. Densel, has boarded the train during a brief stop at La Junta and waylays Jennings, freeing Kemp. Brown tries to explain to Ann Sinclair that mobsters on the train plan to kill a Mrs. Neall and that they mistakenly think that she is Mrs. Neall, but she stuns him by revealing. The woman he has been protecting is an undercover policewoman, Brown was not told of either woman's true identity in case he might be corrupt.
Plus, Ann Sinclair had earlier mailed the payoff list to the Los Angeles District Attorney. Meanwhile and Kemp enter Brown's compartment to search for the payoff list and discover the fake Mrs. Neall in the next compartment, they enter her room through trickery, Densel shoots her dead as she tries to sneak her gun out of her purse. Kemp discovers a badge and police identification, identifying her as Chicago PD policewoman Sarah Meggs, hidden within her record player. Densel, deducing the truth, goes for Ann Sinclair, her door is locked, but he knocks on the next door and Ann's son Tommy opens the door and Densel enters, grabbing Tommy. Densel knocks on the interior door to Ann Sinclair's room and threatens to kill Tommy if she doesn't open her door, which she does, he locks himself in with Ann Sinclair and demands the payoff list. Brown and Jennings arrive and Densel is trapped, but he has Ann Sinclair as hostage. Brown uses the reflection from the window of a train on the next track to see into Ann Sinclair's compartment, he shoots Densel through the door without endangering her enters the compartment and finishes him off with more shots.
Kemp jumps off the stopped train and heads for accomplices in a car, following the train, but they are all arrested. The movie ends with the train arriving in Los Angeles and Brown escorting Ann Sinclair from the train station toward the court house. Charles McGraw as Det. Sgt. Walter Brown Marie Windsor as Mrs. Frankie Neall Jacqueline White as Ann Sinclair Peter Virgo as Densel Gordon Gebert as Tommy Sinclair Queenie Leonard as Mrs. Troll David Clarke as Joseph Kemp Don Beddoe as Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes Paul Maxey as Sam Jennings The film was based on a story by Martin Goldmsith and Jack Leonard called "Target". RKO bought it in 1950; the film does not have a music score in the usual meaning of the term: the director substituted actual train sounds in places where music would ordinarily be heard for dramatic effect. However, the film does have music, stock music "played" on a passenger's record player in her compartment. Richard Fleischer says that RKO's owner, Howard Hughe