An omphalos is a religious stone artifact in the ancient world. In Greek, the word omphalos means “navel”. According to the ancient Greeks, Zeus sent out two eagles to fly across the world to meet at its center, the “navel” of the world. Omphalos stones used to mark this point were erected in several areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea – the most famous of which was at the Oracle in Delphi. The ancient Greeks used to seek out the Priestesses of the Oracle to answer questions about the future and past. The Priestesses sat on tri-legged stools near a spot where vapours rose up through an omphalos stone. The omphalos stone was carved, hollow, domed-shaped and looked like a bee hive. An example of the one from Delphi (which may be a copy of the original) is shown below:
If you look closely, you will see that the omphalos has carvings of bees on it! There are many other beautiful stories of the bees being guardians or entry-points to other worlds and that they can help us uncover truths of the past, present and future.