021 Apollo Pio Clementino

Apollo Homeric Greek: is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deitiesin ancient Greek
and Roman religion, Greco–Roman Neopaganism, and Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros
(a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and
prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin
sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu.
As the patron of Delphi (Pythian Apollo), Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic
Oracle. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated
through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague.
Amongst the god's custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as
the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses(Apollon Musegetes) and director of
their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him,
and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans.


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