Apollo God of music, poetry, art, plague, medicine, the sun, and light By: Mark Shevlin

Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto and his twin sister is Artemis

Apollo and his sister Artemis

Apollos symbol is a lyre which is a small U shaped harp often used in ancient greece

lyre

The Greeks sometimes blamed Apollo for sudden deaths. He killed the children of Niobe, the queen of Thebes, who had bragged about having more children ad was superior to Leto (Apollos mother)

The Romans pictured Apollo, mainly as the god of healing and prophecy.

Apollo healing

Apollo often failed in is hunts for love. He fell for the nymph Daphne but she avoided him. When he was about to catch her she called for help and was transformed into a laurel tree. He also pursued Coronis, a mortal woman, but was killed by either Apollo or Artemis because she was unfaithful

Apollo pursuing Daphne

Work cited: Philips, F. Carter. "Apollo." World Book Student. World Book, 2017. Web. 4 Jan. 2017.

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