Apollo - Apollo Roman: Apollo God of youth, music, healing,...

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Apollo Roman: Apollo God of youth, music, healing, plague, prophecy, male beauty, and light (truth) Birth o From affair of Zeus, upset Hera who decreed that no land that saw the light of the sun should allow Leto to give birth o Leto wanders in labor, goes to the island of Delos, which occasionally sinks under the ocean, Leto tells Delos that the birth will make the island famous and Delos allows her to give birth o Leto needs the goddess of childbirth, Eileithyia, who happens to be the daughter of Hera – but Hera won’t let her daughter go to her o Hera is bribed with a necklace and Leto gives birth, and Delos becomes famous Wants to set up an oracle, so that people can learn about the future, at Delphi o Dragon monster (snake) at Delphi, Apollo kills it and allows the corpse to rot, pytho means “to rot”, monster then called Python, another name for Apollo is Pytho Apollo o Needs to be purified before setting up temple, hence Delphi becomes a place people go to be purified
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