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Savannah bridges

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Transcript of Apollo

Apollo: God of the Sun
Goddess of Darkness
The Twins
Apollo: the sun god
Latona in Lycia
In Lycia, Latona and the twins stopped at a tree shaped pool
Apollo became friends with a boy named Hyacinthus, son of the king of Sparta
Zeus fell in love with her, angering Hera his wife.
Latona bore twin children to Zeus.
Artemis: the moon goddess
Hera was jealous of the future greatness of the two children
Latona was forced to wander from land to land
But as she went to take a drink, several rude country folks jostled her out of the way
Latona grew furious, pointing to the twins and reminding them that they were sacred gods.
No matter what she did they would not let her near the pool.
Latona lost her patience and pointing at the men she cried: "Never leave this pool! Let it be your place of habitation forever!"
Zephyrus, god of the west wind, liked Hyacinthus too, and though as hard as he tried could not win over his favor
Apollo and Hyacinthus began a game of quoits
Quoits- game where you toss a flat metal ring towards a stake, with the intentions of encircling it
Zephyrus watched the game, jealous of how Hyacinthus preferred Apollo over him
As Apollo cast a quoit, Zephyrus changed its course with an invisible grasp and sent it straight towards Hyacinthus at a deadly speed
He crumpled to the ground as it hit him in the head, and as hard as Apollo tried there was nothing he could do.
And as he spoke, a blossom, in the shape of a purple lily, sprang from the ground with the letters, "Ai, Ai," meaning "Woe, Woe," on its petals.
The daughter of King Evenus, who wanted her to never marry
She was beautiful and had many suitors. Out of these suitors she narrowed down two.
Idas and Apollo
Marpessa was in love with a handsome nobleman named Idas who asked her father for her hand in marriage but was rejected
Poseidon came to his rescue and presented Idas with a chariot with the swiftest horses and a pair of wings attached to its side
Apollo appeared in front of the chariot, and commanded Idas to give up Marpessa
Poseidon came to Idas aid again, and he pleaded to the Gods to do justice on the unequal contest
Zeus commanded :"Let the maiden decide whom she will wed."
I promise you endless felicity, a knowledge to all things past and to come. You should have it within your powers to bring bliss or bane to men, to lift up and to cast down
I offer you nothing but love, and I can appeal to nothing but your pity. For whom your beauty is the light of the world.
Idas is my choice. For he and I shall grow old together, and even old shall I still love him and he, me. But Apollo in time would tire of me, faded and mortal.
The fight for love
Phaethon and Aesculapius
Apollo had two sons, Phaethon and Asclepius
Mother is the nymph Clymene
Nobody believed that Apollo was his father, so he set off to Apollo's palace
Am I truly your son?
Yes, What brings you on such a far journey?
Nobody believes that I'm your son, I need to prove myself. Let me have the fulfillment of one wish.
By the head of Jupiter, you shall have whatever you ask.
Let me drive your sun chariot over the sky for a single day.
Phaethon, the steeds are fierce, and the overpowering heat will surround you!
Be careful my son, farewell.
Mother is the Thessalian Princess Coronis, who died at his birth.
Apollo entrusted his education in a centaur named Chiron, half horse half human.
Received instruction from Apollo and Diana in hunting, medicine, music, gymnastics, and the art of prophecy
Was the wisest and noblest of the centaurs.
Aesculapius became a great physician, he not only cured the sick, but in one instance he recalled a dead man to life.
Zeus feared that Aesculapius would help men escape death altogether, so he threw a bolt at him.
Afterward Zeus placed him among the stars.
The Shepard of King Ademetus
Apollo took his anger out on the innocent people of Zeus- the one eyed Cyclopes who worked in Vulcan's forge underneath the volcano of Mount Etna.
Wrath of Apollo
Apollo shot his potent shafts at them and slew them.
Zeus was furious and wanted to send Apollo to the deepest depths of the underworld.
Latona interceded though, and Zeus set his punishment for one year serving a mortal.
The Punishment
Admetus, King of Pherae in Thessaly was selected.
The Shepard
He grew fond of Admetus and tried to aid him in all things
Apollo was placed in charge of the flocks of sheep
The Wife
Admetus wished to have a beautiful maiden named Alcestis, the daughter of Pelias, as his bride
Pelias, however, would not allow anyone to marry his daughter unless he should come to her in a chariot drawn by lions and boars
Apollo helped him and soon they were married.
Admetus and
After several years of being married, Admetus became ill.
It was clear he was near death, and no matter what any physician did, he would not get any better.
Apollo could not help him and turned to the aid of Zeus.
If there be any one who is willing to die in place of Admetus, then his life will be accepted in place of the king, and the years of Admetus will be prolonged by as many years as his savior still had to live.
Apollo returned to the palace thinking for sure someone would die in place of the king.
However, nobody volunteered, not even the king's parents, except the king's wife Alsestis.
Apollo agreed mournfully and slowly Alcestis face grew pale, strength left her limbs, and her breath faltered.
As Alcestis was dying, Admetus sprang out of the bed healthy as ever.
At that moment, a strange diversion occurred involving Death and Hercules.
Hercules heard about Alcetis sacrifice and felt pity upon her, and as Death stole forward he seized death.
Death could not get out of Hercules grip, therefore he gave up and left Alcestis alive.
Athletic Games
A terrible dragon , the Python, was slain by Apollo on the sides of Mount Parnassus
Because of this, the Pythian Games and the Olympic Games were created

By Savannah Bridges
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