Apollo The God

Ancient Greek Mythology - God


Apollo's mom Leto had to give birth somewhere on earth cause Hera was with Apollo's father at the time. So Swans were scared to him because while she was giving birth the island had gotten circled by a flock of swans.

Known For

The god of music 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 a god of light, known as "Phoebus". He was also the god of plague and was worshiped as Smintheus and as Parnopius and and according to Homer's Iliad, Apollo shot arrows of plague into the Greek camp. Apollo being the god of religious healing would give those guilty of murder and other immoral deeds a ritual purification. Sacred to Apollo are the swan, the wolf and the dolphin. His attributes are the bow and arrows, on his head a laurel crown, and the cithara (or lyre) and plectrum. But his most famous attribute is the tripod, the symbol of his prophetic powers.