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Apollo Greek God

Resources on the god Apollo who was called Apollo by both the Greeks and the Romans.
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Profile of the Greek God Apollo
Learn about this major Greek god of enlightenment and much more.

Greek God Apollo
A glossary entry on the Greek god Apollo.

What's Love Got to Do With It? The Victory Laurel
Apollo slew the python, competed with Pan, and insulted the love god; as a result the victory laurel was used to crown victors at the Pythian games.

Apollo - Pictures of Apollo
Pictures of the way Apollo has been depicted mostly in ancient times.

Titles of Apollo
These are titles by which the Greek god Apollo was known.

Apollo's Symbols
A listing of Apollo's symbols.

Apollo's Mates
Apollo mated with many women and at least two men, but produced few offspring, mostly sons.

Phoebus Apollo
Short entry on Phoebus Apollo.

Hyperborea - About Hyperborea
Apollo lived with the Hyperboreans for a year, during which time he gave them laws.

Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo
Hymn attributed to Homer in honor of the python-slaying Apollo.

Homeric Hymn to Apollo
Public domain English translation of the Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo.

Daphne and Apollo
A short version of the story of the metamorphosis of Daphne into a bay laurel tree.

Daphne and Apollo
A short version of the story of the metamorphosis of Daphne into a bay laurel tree.

Apollo is a Greek god with many, and sometimes conflicting attributes. He is a patron of intellectual pursuits, the arts, and prophesy. He leads the Muses, for which reason his is called Apollo Musagetes. Modern philosophers and psychologists sometimes contrast Apollo with Dionysus, god of wine and frenzy. Apollo inspires seers with prophecy and...

In Euripides Alcestis (here adapted by Ted Hughes), Apollo has been forced by Zeus to labor as punishment for his behavior when his son Asclepius was slain.

Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
Apollo's Pythian priestess had to be celibate for life. 9 months of the year she gave prophecies on 1 day. 600 hexameters survive of her oracles.

Homeric Hymn to Apollo
English translation of the Homeric Hymn to Apollo. This hymn is to Apollo in his aspect as Delian Apollo.

Aphrodite Meddles in Mortal Affairs
The love goddess Aphrodite meddles in the affairs of many mortals, including Pygmalion, Atalanta, Hippolytus, and Myrrha.

Apollo and Marsyas
In the contest between Apollo and Marsyas, Apollo clearly won, but he did so by using tricks and then made Marsyas pay for losing with a dreadful death.

Apollo and Hyacinth
The story of Apollo and Hyacinth as told by Bulfinch in Bulfinch's Mythology.

Bulfinch's Mythology Apollo and Hyacinthus
Chapter eight of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes tells the story of Apollo's love for Hyacinth, the boy's injury and death, ad his metamorphosis.

Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo
Hymn to Apollo tells of his mother's quest for a place (Delos) to give birth to Apollo and his sister Artemis and tells some of the stories associated with the far-shooting god of the bow and lyre.

Asclepius - Healing God
The son of Apollo healed mankind and defied Zeus by bringing mortals back from death. For this he was killed, but his children kept up the healing tradition.

Carlos Parada's page. Apollo's birth, interventions, attributes, oracles, offspring, and our sources.

Ludi Apollinares
Games held in honor of the god Apollo, from the time of the second Punic War, the Ludi Apollinares were games held from 6-13 July in ancient Rome.

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