Mythology surrounding Apollo
The mythology and information about the Roman God Apollo
Name: Apollo ***
A major deity and one of the 12 Olympian Gods
Jurisdiction: Apollo was described as being the Roman God of the sun, music, medicine and healing, archery and prophecy ***
Mythology: Mythical Family Tree or Relatives: He was believed to be the God of the Sun. He was the son of Jupiter and Latona. His twin sister was Diana.
Depiction / Description / Symbol: the golden lyre, the snake, laurel and hyacinth
Name of equivalent Greek God: Phoebus Apollo ***
July 6 to 13 the Ludi Apollinares were games held for the Roman people in honour of Apollo
Sacrifices to Apollo - During sacrifices to the Roman gods the sex of the victim had to correspond to the sex of the god to whom it was offered. White animals were given to the gods of the upper world whereas black victims to the gods of the underworld
Roman Mythology and Information about Apollo
Apollo was an important Roman god of the sun, music, archery and prophecy. According to mythology and legend he had a great battle with gigantic earth serpent Python at Delphi. His victory over the Python gave him his association with prophecy via the famous oracle at Delphi. His association with medicine and healing relates to the control he was believed to have over the plague. The Ancients Romans believed that he could bring good health or ill-health including the deadly plague. He was worshipped by many for his ability to cure.
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