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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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Omphalos was also the name of the Hebrew University English department's literary magazine that existed from 1993-2000.
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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.
En el anverso aparece el busto del rey diademado y en el reverso Apolo desnudo sentado sobre el omphalos sujetando en su mano derecha una flecha y apoyando la izquierda en un arco.
20) Por tal motivo y por estar ubicada sobre el eje central primigenio Este-Oeste del Templo Mayor, esta peculiar estructura petrea pudiera simbolizar una suerte de omphalos que servia de portal hacia el inframundo.
Her baby was a very rare but eatable condition, called omphalos, where his domen and liver were wing outside his body.