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The most important divinity in Book III is Apollo

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The most important divinity in Book III is Apollo. Although he does not appear in person — he  reveals himself only once during the entire epic, and then only briefly, in Book IX — he makes his  powerful and benign presence felt through every prophecy Aeneas receives. The Penat ë s, or Trojan  hearth gods, who tell Aeneas to sail for Italy, acknowledge Apollo's rule over them; when Aeneas  meets Celaeno, the Harpies's leader, she too speaks of how Apollo, the god of prophecy, instructed  her to foretell of the Trojan's future; and Helenus, the "Trojan interpreter of the gods's will," receives  his gift of revelation from Apollo. The Penat ë s, Celaeno, and the prophet Helenus strengthen  Aeneas's resolve to complete his mission successfully and convince him that a glorious future lies  beyond the hardships that he and his followers must endure.
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