Apollo THe God of music, sun, light, archery, and art.

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Titan Leto. He had a twin sister Artemis, goddess of the hunt..

Symbols that represent Apollo are the Lyre, laurel wreath, python, and bow &arrows.

laurel wreath

Out of all the gods, only Apollo's father, Zeus, was more widely worshiped than Apollo.

Apollo killed a dragon named Python at Delphi and established a temple there.

Although he was the Greek ideal of male beauty, Apollo was very unsuccessful in love. He fell in love with a nymph named Daphne. She rejected his advances and was changed into a laurel tree. Another love interest was unfaithful. Either Apollo or his sister killed the girlfriend and her lover.

Since he was the god of music and poetry, the god Hermes created the instrument called the lyre for Apollo.

The Greeks sometimes blamed Apollo for unexpected deaths. He was said to have killed the children of Queen Niobe who had boasted she was better than his own mother, Leto

MLA Citations:

Philips, F. Carter. "Apollo." World Book Student. World Book, 2017. Web. 5 Jan. 2017.

"Apollo." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2017.

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