APOLLO

Greek God

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto. He is the twin of Goddess Artemis the Huntress.

Statue of Apollo

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Apollo's responsibilities

Apollo was the Greek god of the sun, light, medicine, disease, music, poetry, art, archery, oracles, and knowledge. He obtained these abilities over centuries, each generation adding more to that long list.

History

The god Apollo has in mythology at least, played a large role in events such as Troy. His son Troilius, whose mother was the queen of Troy, was ambushed and then killed by the hero Achilles. In retribution of this Apollo guided an arrow into Achilles' heel, killing him.

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