Necromanteion Acheron, Mesopotamos, Greece – Heroes Of Adventure

Necromanteion Acheron, Mesopotamos, Greece

Nekromanteio or Nekyomanteio is a little known archaeological site. Nekromanteio at the river Acheron is another oracle like the well known oracles of Delphi and Dodona and it has its own unique character and story to tell. It was built at the gates of Hades thus providing easy access to anyone who dared to venture at the edge that keeps the living and the departed apart.

Nekromanteio is said to be the the Oracle of the Dead and in ancient times it acted as the point of departure for those who wished to communicate with a dead ancestor or family member.

Pilgrims arrived in ancient times from all corners of the earth seeking advice and answers from the dead. The ruins on the ground outline an elaborate complex that included the living quarters of the priests and the guests, storage facilities, rooms for ritual activities, and the main sanctuary where the meeting of the living with the dead took place.

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