Apollo, is the god of music sun, and also has many other qualities that he was worshipped for such as medicine, archery, poetry, dance, reason and other traits. He is the son of Zeus and Leto. He has a twin sister Artemis, or Diana another goddess of Greek and Roman culture. He was quiet tall and has muscle features, in other words an ideal image of the Greek man, clean shaven and well known of the arts and athletics, is shown in many pictures with a cape over his shoulders to represent he is a powerful god. He rode a fire chariot led by fiery horses which could fly. Other times he is represented with his bow or lyre depending on what the people worshipped him for in there region. Apollo and his sister Artemis seemed to be close and helped each other out in many of Apollo’s stories. There are many stories of Apollo and the most common are of him trying to find love, again usually doesn’t in his attempts.
Apollo's Fight with the monstrous Python
The Python of Delphi was a creature with the body of a snake which was dwelling on Mount Parnassus in central Greece. Wherever it went, it would diffuse obnoxious smell and spread mischief and death.
Python was once sent out by Zeus’ wife Hera to chase Leto, Zeus lover, when she became pregnant from him, Python chased her so that she couldn’t settle anywhere to give birth.
By the time Apollo was only 4 days old, he decided to take revenge and went to the creature’s cave Python to seek after him. At the moment the creature faced Apollo, it started boiling with rage and lunged at Apollo to devour him. But Apollo was faster and managed to throw an arrow to Python, piercing him right on its forehead.
Python cried of terror and his screaming could be heard all over the canyons of Mount Parnassus. It struggled hard to survive but in the end it surrendered to death.
This filled Apollo with joy and he happily took his lyre and started playing a song of victory, giving joy... [continues]
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