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  • Name Apollo  
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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      «/b»In «u»Greek «/u» and «u»Roman mythology «/u», «b»Apollo«/b» (in «u»Greek «/u», -«i»Apóll«/i» or -«i»Apell«/i»), is one of the most important and many-sided of the «u»Olympian deities «/u». The ideal of the «u»«i»kouros «/u»«/i» (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; «u»archery «/u»; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo is the son of «u»Zeus «/u» and «u»Leto «/u», and has a «u»twin «/u» sister, the chaste huntress «u»Artemis «/u». Apollo is known in Greek-influenced «u»Etruscan mythology «/u» as «i»Apulu«/i». Apollo was worshipped in both «u»ancient Greek «/u» and «u»Roman religion «/u», as well as in the modern «u»Greco «/u»-«u»Roman «/u» «u»Neopaganism «/u».
      As the patron of «u»Delphi «/u» («i»Pythian Apollo«/i»), Apollo was an «u»oracular «/u» god \emdash the prophetic deity of the «u»Delphic Oracle «/u». Medicine and healing were associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son «u»Asclepius «/u». Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly «u»plague «/u» as well as one who had the ability to cure. Amongst the god's custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over «u»colonists «/u», and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the «u»Muses «/u» («i»Apollon Musagetes«/i») and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and «u»poetry «/u». «u»Hermes «/u» created the «u»lyre «/u» for him, and the instrument became a common «u»attribute «/u» of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called «u»paeans «/u».
      In Hellenistic times, especially during the third century BCE, as «i»Apollo Helios«/i» he became identified among Greeks with «u»Helios «/u», «u»god of the sun «/u», and his sister Artemis similarly equated with «u»Selene «/u», «u»goddess of the moon «/u». In Latin texts, however, Joseph Fontenrose declared himself unable to find any conflation of Apollo with «u»Sol «/u» among the «u»Augustan poets «/u» of the first century, not even in the conjurations of «u»Aeneas «/u» and «u»Latinus «/u» in «u»«i»Aeneid «/u»«/i» XII (161\endash 215). Apollo and Helios/Sol remained separate beings in literary and mythological texts until the third century CE.
    Person ID I61446  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 1 May 2015 

    Mother Leto,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617652  Group Sheet

    Family Pronoe,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Melaneus,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617651  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    2nd century AD Roman statue of Apollo depicting the god's attributes—the lyre and the snake Python
    Apollo (the "Adonis" of Centocelle), Roman after a Greek original (Ashmolean Museum)
    Roman Statue of Apollo
    Apollo and Hyacinthus
    Jacopo Caraglio; 16th c. Italian engraving
    Peneus the RIVER GOD,  Apollo and Daphne
    peneus, Apollo, Daphne
    Peneus averts his gaze as Apollo, pierced by Cupid's arrow of desire, pursues Daphne, transforming into the laurel (Apollo and Daphne, 1625, by Poussin)