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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Apollo (god)
Apollo ("destroy" or "excite"), is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt).
Apollo was considered to have dominion over the sun, plague, light, healing, colonists, medicine, archery (not for war or hunting), poetry, prophecy, dance, reason, intellectualism and as the patron defender of herds and flocks.
As a young man, Apollo killed the vicious dragon Python, which lived in Delphi beside the Castalian Spring, according to some because Python had attempted to rape Leto while she was pregnant with Apollo and Artemis.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ap/Apollo_(god)   (2221 words)

  
 Apollo - God of the Sun and Music - Crystalinks
Among the Romans the worship of Apollo was adopted from the Greeks.
Apollo, the eternal beardless youth himself, had the most male lovers of all the Greek gods, as could be expected from a god who was god of the palaestra, the athletic gathering place for youth, who all competed in the nude.
Apollo and the Birth of Hermes - Hermes was born on Mt. Cyllene in Arcadia.
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 Apollo
Apollo was the god of music (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) and also of prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery (but not for war or hunting), poetry, dance, intellectual inquiry and the carer of herds and flocks.
He was also the god of plague and was worshiped as Smintheus (from sminthos, rat) and as Parnopius (from parnops, grasshopper) and was known as the destroyer of rats and locust, and according to Homer's Iliad, Apollo shot arrows of plague into the Greek camp.
Apollo also loved Cyrene, she was another nymph, and she bore Apollo a son: Aristaeus, a demi-god, who became a protector of cattle and fruit trees, and a deity of hunting, husbandry and bee-keeping.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/apollo.html   (1628 words)

  
 Mythography | The Greek God Apollo in Myth and Art
Indeed, Apollo is most often associated with the cultivated arts of music and medicine, and his role as the leader of the Muses establishes him as a patron of intellectual pursuits.
According to the Greek poet Hesiod (Theogony, 918-20), Apollo was the son of the Olympian Zeus and the Titan Leto, and the brother of the goddess Artemis.
Apollo was then cared for by Themis, who fed him nectar and ambrosia for a few days, after which time he was an adult capable of assuming the full responsibilities of a god.
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 Niobe
Niobe and Amphion had fourteen children (the Niobids), and in a moment of arrogance, Niobe bragged about her seven sons and seven daughters at a ceremony in honor of Leto, the daughter of the titans Coeus and Phoebe.
She mocked Leto, who only had two children, Apollo, god of prophecy and music, and Artemis, virgin goddess of the wild.
Clearly, the myth of Niobe demonstrates the wrath of both Apollo and Artemis and is a warning to mortals not to compare themselves to the gods.
www.pantheon.org /articles/n/niobe.html   (474 words)

  
  Apollo the god - patron of Apollo Investment Management
Apollo, in Greek mythology, was the god of the sun.
Apollo is the god of science, learning, and philosophy; of medicine, healing, and the law; and of poetry, song and stringed instruments.
Apollo is the god of music, having been introduced to the lyre by Hermes (who fashioned it from a tortoise shell), in exchange for the stolen cattle.
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  Apollo - LoveToKnow 1911
In the legend, as set forth in the Homeric hymn to Apollo and the ode of Callimachus to Delos, Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto.
Apollo himself is spoken of as a keeper of flocks, and the legends of his service as a herdsman with Laomedon and Admetus point in the same direction.
As Apollo Agyieus he was shown by a simple conic pillar; the Apollo of Amyclae was a pillar of bronze surmounted by a helmeted head, with extended arms carrying lance and bow.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Apollo   (2712 words)

  
  Apollo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt).
Apollo, the son of Zeus and the mortal Leto.
Apollo, the eternal beardless youth himself, had the most male lovers of all the Greek gods, as could be expected from a god who was god of the palaestra, the athletic gathering place for youth, who all competed in the nude.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apollo_(god)   (2985 words)

  
 Apollo
God Apollo is one of the Dii Consentes, a group of twelve gods that were especially honored by the ancient Romans.
Apollo was among the deities honored at this banquet, held to win favor with the gods and to repel pestilence.
Apollo was intimately associated with the Sibylline oracles, a collection of prophetic verses composed in Homeric dialect mostly by Sibyls ("seers"), often priestesses of Apollo.
religioromana.net /dii_consentes/apollo.htm   (1524 words)

  
 Apollo
In Greek mythology, Apollo was the son of Zeus (Jupiter) and Leto (Letona).
He was the god of the Sun, logic, and reason, and was also a fine musician and healer.
Apollo was known as the god who could foretell the future.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/Definitions_gods/Apollo_def.html   (186 words)

  
 Apollo - History for Kids!
Apollo is a younger god, the son of Zeus and the nymph Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis.
Apollo is a wise god who can tell the future, and his temple at Delphi was a famous oracle, a place where people went to find out what was going to happen.
The Greeks told a story that when Apollo first came to Delphi there was a great snake living there, a sort of dragon, the Pythia.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/apollo.htm   (355 words)

  
 Apollo, god of the Sun
The arrows of Apollo and Artemis invariably killed and the Greeks explained epidemics of diseases by supposing that they were shooting their arrows at people; and so, by praying to Apollo, the epidemic might be made to stop.
Such so-called cures led to a myth in which Apollo was thought to have had a son, Asclepius (as KLEP ee uhs), who is better known under the Roman version of the name, Aesculapius (es" kyoo LAY pee uhs).
Apollo became significant among the Romans when Augustus Caesar, as a young man, chose Apollo as his own god, and attributed his victory over Antony and Cleopatra to Apollo’s superiority over monstrous Egyptian and oriental deities, whose cults appeared to him to be lascivious and orgiastic.
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 Apollo - the Sun god
Apollo killed the Python of Delphi and took over that oracle, so he is vanquisher of unconscious terrors.
Like the god Apollo, who shot arrows of either insight or death, Cupid also had two very different types of arrows (gold tipped and lead tipped) with which he pierced the hearts of both mortals and gods.
To show Apollo, the god of rationality, a thing or two, the god Cupid struck Apollo with one of his (Eros's) gold tipped arrows.
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 Delos | Cyclades with Mykonos & Santorini Sights
Near the pedestal a bronze palm tree was erected in 417 BC by the Athenians to commemorate the palm tree under which Leto gave birth.
Southeast of the Sanctuary of Apollo are the ruins of the Sanctuary of the Bulls, an extremely long and narrow structure built, it is thought, to display a trireme, an ancient boat with three banks of oars, dedicated to Apollo by a Hellenistic leader thankful for a naval victory.
Maritime symbols were found in the decorative relief of the main halls, and the head and shoulders of a pair of bulls were part of the design of an interior entrance.
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 Apollo - Search.com
Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the moon and hunt.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo (Ancient Greek Ἀπόλλων, Apóllōn; or Ἀπέλλων, Apellōn), the ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), was the archer-god...
Apollo was the god of music (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) and...
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 Apollo, god of the Sun, words from myths (the Sun god who brings life-giving heat and light to Earth.).
Apollo, god of the Sun, words from myths (the Sun god who brings life-giving heat and light to Earth.).
Apollo replaced the Titan Helios as the sun god; however, the Greeks didn’t delete Helios completely but referred to both of them as the Sun gods.
The arrows of Apollo and Artemis invariably killed and the Greeks explained epidemics of diseases by supposing that they were sooting at people; and so, by praying to Apollo, the epidemic might be made to stop.
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 Apollo (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Apollo (mythology), in Greek mythology, son of the god Zeus and Leto, daughter of a Titan.
In Homeric legend Apollo was primarily a god of prophecy.
Apollo was a gifted musician who delighted the gods with his performance on the lyre.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566575/Apollo_(mythology).html   (302 words)

  
 The development of Apollo's cult in Rome
To the Romans of the Republic [1], Apollo was a comparatively minor god, first the god of healing and of the Sibylline oracles and in the Second Punic War, the god that guaranteed the Romans victory.
Apollo’s chief Italian sect was in Cumae and stood there in the closest association with the oracle of the Sibyl [5].
The first temple of Apollo in Rome, vowed to him as during a plague in 433 BCE [7] and dedicated in 431, was to Apollo, the god of healing, not Apollo, the god of prophecy and the Vestal Virgins invoked Apollo under the name of Physician and Healer, "Apollo Medicus, Apollo Paean" [8].
janusquirinus.org /essays/Apollo/ApolloCult.html   (1397 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Apollo (god)
Apollo is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt).
As a young man, Apollo killed the vicious dragon Python, which lived in Delphi beside the Castalian Spring, according to some because Python had attempted to rape Leto while she was pregnant with Apollo and Artemis.
Apollo, the eternal beardless youth himself, had the most male lovers of all the Greek gods, as could be expected from a god who was god of the palestra, the athletic gathering place for youth, who all competed in the nude.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/a/p/Apollo_(god).html   (2218 words)

  
 Athens 2004 - God Phoebus on ancient Greek coinage
However, in many cases the representation of a god on coins happens to be the main evidence of the worship of this particular god in the area.
In Macedonia, the worship of Apollo was widespread.
Apollo sitting upon omphalos is featured on the reverse of the tetradrachms of the Seleucid kings, such as the ones issued by Antiochos I, and also on the only tetradrachm known today of king Tigraios from Elymais, a country south of Babylon.
www.fleur-de-coin.com /currency/godphoebus.asp?sec=4   (1101 words)

  
 Apollo
Apollo, twin brother of Artemis, was the god of light, god of sun, but also god of music, poetry and fine arts, god of cure and god of prophecy.
Apollo, the youngest one of Zeus and Leto's twin, was spared from the punishments Hera used on her partner's unlawful children.
Apollo was considered the god of shepherds, and one of his sacrificial animals was the wolf, enemy of all shepherds.
home.scarlet.be /mauk.haemers/collegium_religionis/apollo.htm   (759 words)

  
 APOLLO : Greek god of music, healing & prophecy ; mythology ; pictures : APOLLON
Apollo, though one of the great gods of Olympus, is yet represented in some sort of dependence on Zeus, who is regarded as the source of the powers exercised by his son.
The conquest of Peloponnesus by the Dorians raised Apollo to the rank of the principal divinity in the peninsula.
Apollo appears originally as a god of light, both in its beneficent and its destructive effects; and of light in general, not of the sun only, for to the early Greeks the deity that brought daylight was Helios, with whom it was not till afterwards that Apollo was identified.
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 Apollo
Apollo, twin brother of Artemis, was the god of light, god of sun, but also god of music, poetry and fine arts, god of cure and god of prophecy.
Apollo, the youngest one of Zeus and Leto's twin, was spared from the punishments Hera used on her partner's unlawful children.
Apollo was considered the god of shepherds, and one of his sacrificial animals was the wolf, enemy of all shepherds.
home.tiscali.be /mauk.haemers/collegium_religionis/apollo.htm   (759 words)

  
 Apollo greek roman sun god, from Lundy, Isle of Avalon by Mystic Realms
In Greek mythology Apollo was the son of the god Zeus and Leto, both children of Titans.
Apollo slew the Pythos, an enormous serpent which lurked in the caves on Mount Parnassus at Delphi, with his arrows.
According to one account, Apollo himself was buried at Delphi; for Pythagoras is said to have carved an inscription on his tomb, setting forth how the god had been killed by the python and buried under the tripod.
www.lundyisleofavalon.co.uk /godsetc/apollo.htm   (573 words)

  
 Apollo God Of Music Poetry Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apollo is the twin brother of Artemis and the child of Zeus and the Titan, Leto.
Apollo was the god of music (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) and also of prophecy, colonization, medicine...
God of oracles, with a sense of humour.
www.stateofexpression.com /19/apollo-god-of-music-poetry-medicine.html   (635 words)

  
 Greek God Apollo Belvedere Busts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apollo was the son of Zeus and the twin brother of Artemis whom the Romans Called Diana.
Apollo was the god of light and of youth and manly beauty.
Apollo belvedere was also the god of prophesy and for a thousand years emperors and leaders came to the oracle of Delphi, housed in his temple, to hear prophesies which shaped the history of the Mediterranean world.
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 Apollo and the Romans
He is the god of order, justice and legality, a god of mental and moral purity, of philosophy [9], of flocks and crops [10].
Apollo’s "persona shifts from the mercilessly destructive to the graciously beneficial" [14].
The Apollo Belvedere shows Apollo as the avenging god, the god of archery who had just let fly an arrow against some foe [19]—perhaps against the wild Gallic hordes who had come to storm his temple on Delphi [20].
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 Characters of Greek Mythology - Olympians - Apollo - God of Prophecy, Archery, Music and Healing
Apollo is also the first god who fell in love with a member of the same sex, a beautiful young Spartan prince named Hyacinthus.
Apollo and his sister were very protective of their mother and were often involved in defending her.
Apollo is best known for interest in music, and received a lyre from Hermes as compensation for cows Hermes had stolen from him.
mythology.tonyarn.com /olympians/apollo.html   (357 words)

  
 Religion - The 12 Gods: Apollo
In the end, they sent the colorful Iris, the messenger of the gods, to ask Hera to allow the birth of the children in return for a very beautiful necklace made of gold, amber, and was nine inches long, which the great craftsman of the gods, Hephaestus had constructed in his workshop.
An inconsolable Apollo hugged the tree since he hadn't made love to the Nymph while she was still alive, and swore from now on that the laurel would be his holy tree and he would always wear a laurel wreath.
Apollo was moved by the behavior and respect displayed by the king so he brought prosperity to the palace and whole country.
www.archaeonia.com /religion/dodekatheon/apollo.htm   (2622 words)

  
 Apollo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apollo is the God of form, of archery, one who with great skill can hit a target from afar.
Apollo was a sky god, whose sun aspect is found in legal writing with the strong focus on clarity, on writing that is clear, bright, transparent.
Apollo is the god of clarity and form.
www.wvu.edu /~lawfac/jelkins/writeshop/apollo.html   (442 words)

  
 Apollo
The story of Apollo's love for Daphne and her being turned into a laurel tree is honored by coins showing the god with a laurel branch or wreath.
The young god (exactly how we are to know this is the young Apollo rather than a generic boy still eludes me) is posed in a graceful forward leaning manner as he prepares to dart the lizard.
The function of Apollo as god of light was eclipsed by the new cult of Sol, the god of the sun.
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