Castallan Spring

The castalian spring in the ravine between the Phaedriades at Delphi, is where all visitors to Delphi — the contestants in the Pythian Games, and especially pilgrims who came to consult the Delphic Oracle — stopped to wash themselves and quench their thirst; it is also here that the Pythia and the priests cleansed themselves before the oracle-giving process.

Purpose / Function

The springs are place of worship and meditation. The Spring is meant to prepare the visitors of the Oracle before they meet the Pythia.
Alternative Names
Castallia, The Fountain, The cleansing spring
Type
Temple / Church
Parent Location
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