Apollo greek god of music poetry art alabaster statue gold tone 9 inches
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Apollo Greek God Of Music Poetry Art Alabaster Statue Gold Tone 9 Inches
Height: 9 inches (22.8 cm)
Width: 4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
Depth: 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)
Weight: 0.79 lbs (357 gr)
God of the Sun, the Light, the Music and Prophecy
Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. He is the son of Zeus and the Titan Leto, and was born on 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. He is also an oracular god as a patron of Delphi and could predict prophecy through the Delphic Oracle Pythia.
Both medicine and healing are associated with Apollo and were thought to sometimes be mediated through his son, Asclepius. However, Apollo could also bring ill-health and deadly plague.
Apollo also became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. He was the leader of the Muses (also known as Apollon Musegetes) and was director of their choir – functioning as the patron god of music and poetry.
The god Hermes created the lyre for Apollo and this instrument became a known attribute for him. When hymns were sung to Apollo they were called paeans
At the drinking parties held on Olympus, Apollo accompanied the Muses on his cithara, while the young goddesses led the dance. Both Leto and Zeus were proud of their son, who was radiant with grace and beauty.
Apollo was one of the few gods that the Romans kept the same name. In Greek mythology, he was most widely known as the god of light. Within Roman mythology, he wasn’t known as much as the god of light and was focused mainly as the god of healing and prophecy.
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