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Origin of omphalos
Examples from the Web for omphalos
It is the omphalos, this city that straddles two steamboat rivers at the continental crossroads.
Among the former is the famous Omphalos or Navel-stone, on which Apollo is often represented as sitting.Greece|J.A. McClymont
Delphi also contained the “Omphalos,” a sacred stone bound with fillets, supposed to mark the centre of the earth.
On the right, the god is seated on the omphalos, holding up his right hand.
Omphalos, om′fal-us, n. the navel: a raised central point: a boss.
From which omphalos or hub of the universe he will direct his shining team even to the far Hesperides of Richmond or of Windsor.Pagan Papers|Kenneth Grahame
Word Origin for omphalos
also omphalus, "sacred stone," 1850, from Greek omphalos, literally "navel," later also "hub" (as the central point), from PIE *ombh-alo-, from root *nobh-/*ombh- "navel" (see navel). The name of the rounded stone in the shrine at Delphi, regarded by the ancients as the center of the world. Related: Omphalic.