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om·pha·los

(om'fă-los),
Rarely used term for umbilicus.
[G. navel]

omphalos

(ŏm′fə-lŏs′, -ləs)
n. pl. ompha·li (-lī)
1. The navel.
2. A central part; a focal point.
3. Any of various stones revered as sacred in ancient Greek civilization, representing the center of the world.
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220-187/6), en el anverso presenta el busto diademado de Antioco III y Apolo sentado en el omphalos portando una flecha en la mano derecha y el arco en la izquierda.
These days, of course, the proper political writer is no existentialist, and he dares not locate himself anywhere but the almighty center, that omphalos of triangulated righteousness.
However, to the Greek builders it was mythically situated at the centre of the universe and, since remote times, was marked by an omphalos or navel stone (now lost).
The omphalos of Odysseus and Penelope's well-timbered house, their bed with its one still-rooted olive-trunk post, yet endures.
Para nosotros (como para Baudrillard), la situacion es mucho mas ventajosa, dado que Google ofrece en linea el facsimile de la mismisima primera edicion de Omphalos, en su integridad.
50) This is the thread connecting, for example, the practice among pre-Islamic Arabs of covering the graves of ancestors and great men with a dome-shaped leather tent (qobba); Greek conceptions of the omphalos, the cosmic center at Delphi embodied in the form a conoid stone, as the tomb of a legendary king and of Dionysos, and as a home for departed spirits; Roman ideas concerning the mundus, a primitive underground tumulus important to their notions about the afterlife; and Hellenistic and Roman literary descriptions and artistic representations of an arcadian past and future wherein gods and men mingle and a rudimentary construction, of central plan and always pictured with a curved roof, plays a key role.
Heaney, himself, admits that an early engagement with the idea of omphalos greatly influences his poetry.
She begins by discussing the theories comparing the AST with the Jewish asherah and the ancient Egyptian djed-pillar, that is, objects taken to symbolize the omphalos or centre of the world.
Glaspell further identifies this "hollowed place in the temple" with the omphalos, the holy stone of the Delphic Oracle, regarded in ancient times as the navel of the world.
If the REGIONAL section and the centrality of landscape provided Megan's root, and the transition from HOME REPAIR through ARCHITECTURE to DESIGN formed an omphalos, this is the encephalitic head, where Rick and Megan establish the connections between browsability, mediation, and access.
With his eye fixed on the omphalos, the originary point of his production, he is like the spider symbolizing "cette absorption de l'etre par son propre centre" (qtd.
Impresiona encontrarse alli con ese omphalos, ese ombligo, que se ubica justo entre un par de rocas, donde se encontraba la Pitia, la pitonisa, el oraculo, para hacer sus vaticinios.