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Apollo
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The Historical Sun God
In Greek and Roman mythology, Apollo (in Greek, Ἀπόλλων — Apóllōn or Ἀπέλλων — Apellōn), is one of the most important and many-sided of the Olympian deities. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.

Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague as well as one who had the ability to cure. Amongst the god's custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him, and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo.

In literary contexts, Apollo represents harmony, order, and reason—characteristics contrasted with those of Dionysus, god of wine, who represents ecstasy and disorder. The contrast between the roles of these gods is reflected in the adjectives Apollonian and Dionysian. However, the Greeks thought of the two qualities as complementary: the two gods are brothers, and when Apollo at winter left for Hyperborea, he would leave the Delphic oracle to Dionysus. This contrast appears to be shown on the two sides of the Borghese Vase. Apollo is often associated with the Golden Mean. This is the Greek ideal of moderation and a virtue that opposes gluttony.


The Present Sun God
At current, Apollo is one of the few Gods remaining on Mount Olympus, though he also is known to take up residence in Hawaii, Australia, and currently, Chile. He is, in every sense of the word, a beach bum and enjoys spending all day swimming, surfing, or sunbathing. Speaking of sunbathing, he enjoys being ironic and often wears sunglasses. ♥

He also frequents concerts, operas, and other various musical venues. His musical taste is quite eccentric and vast; though he will not be afraid to admit to hating rap, techno, and most of all, gospel. Silly Baptists.

Apollo is quite friendly and down to earth, making him one of the most approachable gods in the community. However, he is prone to periodic episodes of rage, wherein he loses his temper and wrecks havoc on whoever may or may not be to blame for his anger.

(For information on the do's, don'ts, and other varying information, refer to this entry.)


Lovers, Friends, Family at DDD
☼ Lovers: Hyacinthus, Alphonse Elric

☼ Friends: Nabooru, Alice Cullen, Horus, Mikaela Banes, Larry Butz, Phoenix Wright, Rena Ryuugu, Quatre Raberba Winner... uh, I'll get back to this later. XD;

☼ Family: Hades, Persephone, Ares, Eros, Dionysus


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