Handful of black sand at Panalu’u Beach, Hawaii. Punaluʻu Beach (also called Black Sand Beach)has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools.
Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and became a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he slew Python, a dragon who lived there and protected the navel of the Earth. Pytho is claimed by some to be the original name of the site in recognition of Python which Apollo defeated. The Homeric Hymn to Delphic Apollo recalled that the ancient name of this site had been Krisa.