Relationship Between Apollo And Greek Gods

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Apollo was one of the most powerful gods in Greek mythology. There was only one other god who was more powerful his name was Zeus. Zeus, otherwise known as “Jupiter” for the Romans, was the supreme ruler of all gods, he was the god of weather (Day, 24). Apollo had a twin sister named Artemis, who was the goddess of the moon and the hunt; they were the children of Zeus and Leto. People do not know whether Apollo was based off of a real person. It is said that he would have originated in Asia Minor (current day Turkey), and he would have been worshiped around 1300 B.C.E. (Philips, 1). Apollo’s special weapon is a bow and arrow Apollo got the bow from the god Hephaestus. Hephaestus was the god of Blacksmithing; Hephaestus made
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Therefore Apollo was a part of many relationships with both men and women. One of the most famous relationships that Apollo was in was the one where he falls deeply in love with Daphne a nymph. The story starts with Apollo bragging to Eros about how skilled he was in archery, Eros got annoyed at Apollo so he shot him with an arrow of gold to stimulate love but he also shot Daphne with an arrow of lead to stimulate hatred. Apollo fell in love with Daphne but Daphne was not interested in him. Apollo kept chasing her and Daphne finally called upon her father to help turn her into something to get her out of the situation. Peneus was Daphne’s father, he was also the river god, hearing her plead he turned her into a tree (Wilkinson, 61). Another myth that Apollo was in was when he killed a dragon. The myth begins when Apollo was just 4 days old and killed a dragon named “Python”. Python was sent by Hera to hunt Leto. Using the bow and arrows that Hephaestus gave him, he shot the serpent and killed it (picture of Apollo killing the Python, on right) (Philips, “Apollo”). However because the dragon was the goddess Gaia’s offspring Apollo had to be punished for it. Some books say that Zeus sent him down to earth to work for a king for 9 years, but other sources say that he was purified in a Greek temple (Kinsey,

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