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omphalos

(ōm`fəlŏs), in Greek and Roman religion, navel-shaped stone used in the rites of many cults. The most famous omphalos was at Delphi; it was supposed to mark the center of the earth.
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Said to mark the center of the world, this holy object, protruding from the surface and reaching down like an umbilicus into the entrails of the earth, became known as the omphalos, or navel--boss, the literal seat of Hestia, goddess of the Hearth (Roussel 1911, 86--91; Audia 1932, 299--317).
Omphalos was also the name of the Hebrew University English department's literary magazine that existed from 1993-2000.
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Votive offerings in the shape of an omphalos were presented to the god by pious pilgrims from all over the world.
This double-folded immersion in the conch is a return to omphalos, to the concentric life of the acephalic mollusk, which recovers the innocence of the child like androgyne by returning to the womb at the originary state in which chromosomes have not yet been sorted out.
19) In modern art Georgia O'Keeffe startled her public with her unapologetically sexual flowers, as Louise Bourgeois's domed marbles with their abstracted androgynous sexuality referenced the Delphic omphalos.
AND Stephen Fry vanishing up his jacksie describing The Crucible at the World Snooker Final: "It is simply the omphalos, the navel stone, the very centre of all things snooker.
Pois sem duvida e este deus que, em todos estes assuntos, e o interprete nacional para todos os homens, quando profetiza sentado no omphalos, no centro da terra.
Dans la mythologie grecque, ce siege spherique est appele [beaucoup moins que] Omphalos [beaucoup plus grand que].
But for me they are also the navel, the omphalos, the centre of De Vore's art.
In "Addio a Ligonas," for exampie, he writes: "Eri omphalos del Grande Slargo / che per decenni i piu bei cammini resse, [.
Explicitariam este imaginario medieval: a explicacao ptolomaica do universo, com uma Terra plana ocupando seu centro; Jerusalem como o omphalos do mundo habitado e em decorrencia disto, do universo; o registro, nos mapas medievais de toda sorte de bestas e animais fantasticos, procedentes de uma biologia maravilhosa; o dominio de concepcoes magicas relativas aos ventos, as mares, aos vulcoes, aos terremotos e tufoes; crenca de que o espaco habitado coexistiria com o Jardim do Edem e com os reinos imaginarios como o de Prestes Joao e assim por diante.