The great god
Who was Apollo?
Apollo is often seen with a lyre that was given to him by his half-brother Hermes.
Apollo can also be classified as Helios, the sun god, who used a chariot to pull the sun out everyday.
When Apollo and his twin sister Artemis were born, both of them were given silver arrows and bows by there father Zeus.
What is he god of?
Apollo was one of the gods who told the people how to respond and connect with the gods. He told people their future and he help them connect with the gods. Another fact is that with his first love Daphne, Cupid shot him with an arrow making him fall madly in love with her. But at the same time, Cupid shot an arrow hitting Daphne to make her hate/not want to be with Apollo. She ran away from him, but when he finally caught up Daphne called upon Mother Nature and she was turned into a laurel tree. Apollo took a branch form the tree and placed it in his hair becoming one of his signs and to remember Daphne.
Apollo brought medicine into this world, but he could also shoot diseases and sickness with his arrows.
Also when Apollo was born, Zeus gave Apollo a chariot pulled by Swans.
One of Apollo's many loves was a woman named Coronis who gave birth to his son Asklepios. When Apollo was away, he sent a bird to make sure she wasn't cheating on him only to find that she was. When the bird returned with the news that she was cheating, it turned black and into a raven.
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