An artistís reconstruction of the trance of the Pythian Sibyl. Recent deep
excavations at the site of the temple have revealed that two fault lines
cross at the spot. High level of ethelyne gas have been detected that could
be responsible for the Sibylís altered state of mind. Sometimes it would
take months for a pilgrim to receive an audience with the Sibyl, perhaps
giving the priests time to gather information about the case. To the right
you can see a tripod on display at the Delphi museum. This tripod was a
votive offering, thanking Apollo for useful advice.