God of the Sun, Light, Music, and Prophecy
Apollo is the god of many things including music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light, and knowledge. He is known for playing the lyre and shooting his silver bow. Apollo had many tasks but his most important one was moving the sun across the sky with his four-horse chariot every day. Apollo was an oracular god, which means he was a prophetic deity. In Apollo's case, he was the prophetic deity in the Oracle in Delphi. Although Apollo was skilled at medicine and healing, he was also able to make plagues and diseases using his arrows. Two of Apollo's sacred cities are Delphi and Delos. Apollo's sacred tree was the laurel and his sacred animal was the dolphin. He is often pictured as a young man with curly golden hair and sometimes has rays of sunshine emitting from his head.