The Brief History of Delphi Insurance Solutions
In the sections below we will go over HOW we created our agency, WHAT we considered when doing so, and WHY we chose to finally create our agency now known as Delphi Insurance Solutions.
How did we select our name?
Who was Apollo?
Borrowed from Wikipedia:
Apollo[a] is one of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The national divinity of the Greeks, Apollo has been recognized as a god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. One of the most important and complex of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Seen as the most beautiful god and the ideal of the kouros (ephebe, or a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo is considered to be the most Greek of all the gods.
Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius. Apollo delivered people from epidemics, yet he is also a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague with his arrows. The invention of archery itself is credited to Apollo and his sister Artemis. Apollo is usually described as carrying a golden bow and a quiver of silver arrows.
As the god of Mousike (art of Muses), Apollo presides over all music, songs, dance and poetry. He is the inventor of string-music, and the frequent companion of the Muses, functioning as their chorus leader in celebrations. The LYRE is a common attribute of Apollo.
As the patron deity of Delphi (Apollo Pythios), Apollo is an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Apollo is the god who affords help and wards off evil; various epithets call him the "averter of evil". Delphic Apollo is the patron of seafarers, foreigners and the protector of fugitives and refugees.
This gave us the idea to create a name related to the Temple at Delphi.
Who is the Pythia?
More from Wikipedia:
Since the first operation of the oracle of the Temple of Delphi, it was believed that the god lived within a laurel (his holy plant) and gave oracles for the future with the rustling of the leaves. This is perhaps why the laurel wreath is often used to symbolize Apollo. Associations to the laurel plant is also connected t0 the Myth of Apollo and Dapne.
There are some very famous myths about the Oracle of Delphi. Delphi itself has many legends centered around it- like being the center of the world; Apollo's sacred city. But the legend about how the chain of Oracles started- around 1400 BC- says that the Oracle of Delphi had godly power.
Apollo was a popular god. There were always people bringing him gifts and praying to him, and he was just about as exhausted by the people as he was honored. He simply could not keep giving these prophecies- it was taking too much out of him. Apollo decided he needed someone to speak the prophecies for him, to be his voice to the people, to share his power of the future... someone like an Oracle. The Greeks had many Oracles, but never one that Apollo himself gave power to. Apollo shared his power with a maiden that would begin the line of the Oracles of Delphi.
It is said that many Leaders, Generals, and other important figures from all over were among those who traveled to Delphi asking for advice, believing the Pythia's prophecies were divinely inspired directly from Apollo.
This is how we decided on using "DELPHI" as part of our name. We thought that was an interesting metaphor for our Insurance Agency as being a place where people would come to receive wise and insightful counsel for Medicare Insurance and related service. (This is also the reason we jokingly refer to ourselves as the "Senior Oracles of Delphi." If someday we add additional agents to our team, they may be called "Junior Oracles" or "Associate Oracles.")
It should be noted, however, that the agents at Delphi Insurance Solutions do not suggest that their advice is in any way divinely inspired or prophetic in nature.
What is the meaning of our LOGO?
When describing "How we came up with our Name," we provided several hints to the inspiration of our logo. Here, we put it all together.
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How did we get started in Medicare Insurance?
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What is our Philosophy?
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