Cyparissus asked Apollo to let his tears fall forever.
The Romans referred to Apollo as Articenens ("carrying the bow") as well.
Apollo was also the first victim of Hermes, the god of thieves and tricksters.
After one of Zeus's frequent sexual exploits, Leto (the soon-to-be mother of Apollo and Artemis) found herself pregnant.
In 430 B.C.E., a Roman temple was dedicated to Apollo Medicus on the occasion of a pestilence.
Admetus treated Apollo well, and, in return, the god conferred great benefits on him.
After a feud with Zeus (culminating in Zeus' murder of Asclepius and Apollo's retaliatory killing of the Cyclops), Apollo was threatened with permanent banishment to the darkness of Tartarus.
The contrast between the roles of these gods is reflected in the adjectives Apollonian and Dionysian.
Apollo had the most conspicuous male relationships of all the Greek Gods.
Hence, Apollo became a master of the lyre and Hermes invented a kind of pipes-instrument called a syrinx.
Apollo's most common attributes were the bow and arrow, the kithara (an advanced version of the common lyre), the plectrum and the sword.
Once Pan had the audacity to compare his music with that of Apollo, thus challenging Apollo—the god of the lyre—to a trial of skill.
Apollo complained to Maia that her son had stolen his cattle, but Hermes had already replaced himself in the blankets she had wrapped him in, so Maia refused to believe the elder god's accusation.
The most famous philosopher suicide though was Seneca.
Apollo gave the boy a tame deer as a companion, but Cyparissus accidentally killed it with a javelin as it lay asleep in the undergrowth.
When Hyacinthus died, Apollo is said to have been so filled with grief that he cursed his own immortality, wishing to join his lover in mortal death.
During this time, Apollo served as shepherd for King Admetus of Pherae (in Thessaly).
Apollo, like other Greek deities, had a number of epithets applied to him, reflecting the variety of roles, duties, and aspects ascribed to him.
Apollo turned the despondent boy into a cypress tree, which is associated with grief because the droplets of sap that form upon the trunk have the appearance of amber tears.
Tmolus at once awarded the victory to Apollo, and all but Midas agreed with the judgment.
The Roman worship of Apollo was adopted from the Greeks.
The expansiveness of the god's cult is demonstrated by the incidence of theophoric names (such as Apollodorus or Apollonios) and toponyms (such as Apollonia), which were common in the Greek world.
Apollo was attributed the epithet Musagetes as the leader of the muses, and Nymphegetes as "nymph-leader."
Apollo was born on the seventh day (???????????) of the month Thargelion —according to Delian tradition— or of the month Bysios— according to Delphian tradition.
Apollo was also known as Archegetes ("director of the foundation"), who oversaw colonies.
Out of the blood of his slain lover, it is said Apollo created the hyacinth flower as a memorial to his death, and his tears stained the flower petals with ?? ??, meaning alas.
Zeus intervened and—claiming to have seen the events—sided with Apollo.
In Apollo's role as healer, his appellations included Akesios and Iatros, meaning "healer."
Acesius was a surname of Apollo, under which he was worshipped in Elis, where he had a temple in the agora.
Affronted, Apollo decided that he would not suffer such a depraved pair of ears any longer, and caused them to transform into the ears of a donkey.
Unusual among the Olympic deities, Apollo had two cult sites that had widespread influence: Delos and Delphi.
Specifically, Apollo helped Admetus win Alcestis, the daughter of King Pelias and later convinced the Fates to let Admetus live past his time if another took his place.
More blatantly, the young Apollo was occasionally famed for his wanton cruelty.
Following a spirited chase, Daphne prayed to Mother Earth (or alternatively to her father, a river god) to help her, and she was transformed into a laurel tree, which thereafter became sacred to Apollo.
Apollo's cult was already fully established at the beginning of the historical period of Greek civilization (about 650 B.C.E.).
Apollo immediately fell in love with the instrument and offered to simply exchange: the cattle for the lyre, and proceeded to forgive the young god for his transgression.
The Romans also called Apollo Culicarius ("driving away midges").
Birth & Family. Son of Zeus and Leto, and twin brother to Artemis, Apollo was born on the island of Delos (in Hesiod's account clutching a golden sword). At his first taste of ambrosia he was said to have immediately transformed from babe to man.May 18, 2012
The Greeks later associated Apollo's name with the Greek verb απολλυμι (apollymi) meaning "to destroy". In Greek mythology Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin of Artemis. He was the god of prophecy, medicine, music, art, law, beauty, and wisdom. Later he also became the god of the sun and light.
Family of Apollo. Parents: Apollo was born by Zeus, the King of the Gods, and the Titaness Leto on the Greek island of Delos. [Read the story...] Siblings: Apollo had an older twin sister, the Greek goddess of the hunt Artemis.
APOLLON (Apollo) was the Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, music, song and poetry, archery, healing, plague and disease, and the protection of the young. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and attributes such as a wreath and branch of laurel, bow and quiver of arrows, raven, and lyre.
Apollo was one of the most important of the Greek gods, being responsible for many things: healing and plague, archery, the arts (particularly music) and most especially prophecy. Later on he would also become the Sun god.Jul 12, 2016
Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Artemis. He was the god of music, and he is often depicted playing a golden lyre. He was also known as the Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the god of healing, giving the science of medicine to man; the god of light; and the god of truth.
His powers generally related to prophecy and the ability to foretell the future. He was the god of light and the sun. and as the god of healing Apollo was known to stop us from repeating our mistakes over and over again. Of course he is immortal, has superhuman qualities and vitality and has the ability to heal others.Apr 7, 2016
He is the son of Zeus and the Titan Leto, and was born in the Greek island of Delos, along with his older twin sister Artemis – goddess of the hunt. Apollo is the ideal of the kouros, which means he has a beardless, athletic and youthful appearance. ... Apollo was one of the few gods that the Romans kept the same name.
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The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.