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Apollo The Greek God
Transcript of Apollo The Greek God
The Greek God The laurel wreath One day Apollo insulted the
archery of the god Eros. As
punishment, Eros made Apollo fall in love with the goddess Daphne. Obsessed, Apollo followed Daphne when she fled to the forest. When Apollo found her, he touched her, and she turned into a laurel tree. some of Apollo's main symbols are... A crow A dolphin And most importantly... A laurel wreath This symbol now stands for Apollo Apollo's
powers Dun, Dun, Duuun some people say... Apollo drives the sun across
the sky each day, but that's
not all this talented god can
do. Apollo is also the god of healing, poetry, and music Once an average man
challenged Apollo in playing music. They competed, and Apollo came out victorious. Basking in the glory of the defeat, Apollo went and killed the man one night. No one's challenged him since. Apollo is also one of the 12 Olympians, meaning he is among the most important figures in Greek mythology. Gods who achieved this great status were the ones living atop mount Olympia. Tip Olympian Connections Apollo and his twin sister, Artemis,
were the children of Zeus and Leta. Their Story... Zeus's wife Hera (a tremendously jealous goddess) was outraged and convinced the earth to refuse to allow Leta to give birth on its surface. However, the island Delos allowed Leta to take refuge there and give birth to Apollo and Artemis, goddess of the hunt and wild things. Apollo, like his father, had many love affairs, falling in love with many women. He was sometimes cruel, and many of these women didn't choose to love Apollo. He also fell in love with two of his own gender. (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Head Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Body Mortal Connections Apollo never married, but did become a father to several children The most famous of Apollo's children were Orpheus, a half god/ half human singer, and Asclepius, god of healing. (The exact number is uncertain) Apollo also had an affair with
Arsinoe, a princess of Malaysia.
They had a daughter, Eriopis,
and according to some, Arsinoe
was also Asclepius' mother. http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/ApollonLoves.html For more information on Apollo's loves,
go to... Myths, Legends, and Stories One of Apollo's first stories was when he slayed the dragon Python. Python was polluting springs and streams, and destroying cities and crops. Also, when Leta was pregnant with Apollo and Artemis, Python made her work throughout her pregnancy. She did not get one wink of sleep. Apollo wished to seek revenge on this beast and set out one day to slay it. He pierced the fearsome dragon with his darts and killed it instantaneously. Modern
connections Apollo can still be found in modern day things. For instance, Music! Apollo was the god of music, and music is in every-day life. Apollo loved playing the lyre. It
symbols Apollo's musical powers. So in a
scene, Apollo is still alive today in the music you play. Now you know that Apollo was a great and powerful
god. He was in many stories, legends, and myths and known for his many loves. His desire for music is never ending and we will never forget him.