Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
*Temple of Apollo. Home of the Pythia, Apollo’s priestess and oracle, at Delphi; one of the greatest shrines of ancient Greece. The temple contains the omphalos, the “navelstone,” whis is supposed to mark the center of the earth. Eumenides opens here, with the temple represented by the skene. Pursued by the Furies (primal agents of vengeance), Orestes comes to Delphi to implore Apollo’s help in cleansing himself of the guilt of his mother’s murder. Apollo almost immediately sends him to Athens, directing him to seek sanctuary at the temple of Athena.
*Athens. Ancient Greek city-state that is home to the Temple of Athena, atop the Acropolis, and the Areopagus, where Eumenides concludes here with a trial presided over by Athena.