Monday, February 15, 2010

Python, Delphi and oracle

"In Greek mythology Python, serpent, was the earth-dragon of Delphi, always represented in Greek sculpture and vase-paintings as a serpent. She[1] presided at the Delphic oracle, which existed in the cult center for her mother, Gaia, Earth, Pytho being the place name that was substituted for the earlier Krisa.[2] Hellenes considered the site to be the center of the earth, represented by a stone, the omphalos or navel, which Python guarded."

From the wikipedia article Python (pythology) (nice typo! :).

In computer fields
python is a programmin language and Delphi too. Oracle is a software company and you wonder where their inspiration came from.

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