This is a view of the Corinth Gulf from the city of Delphi. Delphi was the home of the famous oracle, who was consulted by famous leaders from around the world for several hundred years. The oracle was always an older woman, chosen from the peasants of the area. She sat on a tripod over an opening (“chasm”), from which fumes would arise and put her into a trance. Her utterings were then interpreted by the temple priests and were stated almost like riddles.
Obviously, we take a different approach to discerning God’s will today!