Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Facts About Apollo

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Apollo is one of the most significant and multifaceted of the Olympian divinities in classical Greek and Roman religion as well as Greek and Roman mythology. Here are a few facts about this being. I hope you enjoy.


10. Apollo is the god of music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge.

9. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and was born on the Greek island of Delos.

8. This Greek God and his twin sister Artemis, both Olympians, shared a talent for archery. 

7. Apollo's first name, Phoebus, means “bright” and links him to his grandmother, the Titan Phoebe.

6. Apollo instructed humans the art of medicine, so he is often referred to as “The Healer."

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5. The Greek God Apollo is also known as the God of Light and the God of Truth.

4. Apollo was a peacemaker between men and the gods.

3. He was given the gift of oracles and prophecy due to his integrity and honesty.

2. Apollo slayed a serpent called Python by one arrow as an effect of a contest.

1. As specified in Homer’s Illiad, Apollo infected the Greek encampment with a plague and aided Paris in killing Achilles.

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