Roman name: Apollo
Ancient Greek Gods
Apollo was the son of Zeus, king of all the gods. His mother was the
gentle Leto. Apollo had a twin sister, Artemis, the huntress. Apollo had lots of jobs
in the ancient Greek god world. One of them was to bring up the sun.
Another was to watch over music and musicians. Apollo was a gentle god. But
lose his temper if provoked enough. When he did, Apollo always got even in very
There are so many
myths about Apollo that, rather than try to explain him, we'll let myths
do that instead.
Oracle at Delphi
and Hermes - How Apollo Got His Lyre
Midas and the Donkey Ears
Twin - Artemis
Greek Gods & Goddesses
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