Thought to be a stone that Zeus had used to mark the center of the Earth, the Navelstone was a religious relic kept at Delphi, and the Greeks considered it enormously sacred. Apollo allows Orestes to touch the Navelstone, despite the fact that he is still covered in his mother’s blood—this is a testament to the god’s faith in and affection for the young man.
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The timeline below shows where the symbol The Navelstone appears in The Eumenides. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.