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Delphic Games Identity
Rooted in Greek History

Theatre of Delphi with Apollo Temple
in the background, Greece

Six Art Categories – One Symbol

The Delphic Games Symbol of the Modern Era consists of an infinite ribbon of six coloured interlaced semicircles which are designed within a circle on a white background. They symbolize the unity between the six Delphic Art Categories - (1) Musical Arts & Sounds (2) Performing Arts, (3) Language Arts, (4) Visual Arts, (5) Social Arts & Communication and (6) Ecological Arts & Architecture and that one art needs the other to shine. The upper colours emphasize the brightness of light and pleasure as the lower colours define the depth and fundamental values of research and knowledge.

Code of Arms



Castalian Spring Ceremony

Water – Symbolic Element of the Delphic Games – The Castalian Spring has it’s begin at a south slope of the Parnassus mountain in Delphi and was since ancient time devoted to Apollo and the Muses. The spring water was used for ritual cleanings by visitors of the Oracle and for pilgrims coming to the “Omphalos”, the navel of the world for the Greeks throughout thousands of years.

Due to its ancient tradition, Water is also today the symbolic element of the Delphic Games and is of equal importance as the fire for the Olympic Games.

Half a year prior to the worldwide Delphic Games / Youth Delphic Games or regional Delphiads a delegation of the Host Campus / City / Region / Country will travel to Greece to the Castalian Spring – the holy spring of Delphi – to fetch water of the Castalian Spring as a sign of purification and to announce the peace accord to all nations participating – realised the first time 2009.

Delphic Poet

Pindar was the first Greek poet to reflect on the nature of poetry and on the poet's role If a city, region, country decides to host worldwide Delphic Games / Junior Delphic Games or regional Delphiads, a Bidding Committee has to be designed – of which the appointment of a famous poet of the respective country plays a significant role. This Poet has to promote and explain within the country the values of the Games, to make literary notes of the Games they have in mind – to honor the ancient Greek Poet Pindar handing down with his poems the existence of the Delphic Games of ancient times.

Agora – Get together Place & Information Point

The Agora was in ancient time the Market Place for artists and handicrafts to showcase their artistic skills – outside of the official program. It holds the possibility for participants and guests to learn about the various artistic skills and traditions and to buy some memories / souvenirs to bring them home. The Agora was naturally also a Meeting Point of exceptional importance. It is to be considered the place where artists, guests and participants can meet, gather and share opinions. In the worldwide Delphic Games / Junior Delphic Games or regional Delphiads the Agora will be closely integrated in all PR and Media measures and act as an IT-link to the world. “On the spot” results of competing artists will be shown at the Agora, all relevant news will be published there at first.

  • • Artists meeting place
  • • Artists & Media Information center
  • • Organic food market
  • • Artists & Crew meals
  • • Stage – open mike
  • • Arts & Crafts sales

Games Opening & Closing Ceremony

The program of the Opening Ceremony should give a bright picture of the arts and cultures of the Host City / Region / Country and reflect its traditions, values and creativity.

The program of the Closing Ceremony should reflect a combination of the artistic skills of the Host Campus / City / Region / Country combined with the most exceptional artistic contributions during the respective worldwide Delphic Games / Youth Delphic Games or regional Delphiads.