What is Apollo?

  • (noun): Greek god of light; god of prophesy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis.
    Synonyms: Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo

Apollo

Apollo (Attic, Ionic, and Homeric Greek: Ἀπόλλων, Apollōn (gen.: Ἀπόλλωνος); Doric: Ἀπέλλων, Apellōn; Arcadocypriot: Ἀπείλων, Apeilōn; Aeolic: Ἄπλουν, Aploun; Latin: Apollō) is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in ancient Greek and Roman religion, Greek and Roman mythology, and Greco–Roman Neopaganism. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu.

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Apollo Theatre
... The Apollo Theatre is a Grade II listed West End theatre, on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster ... The first London theatre built in the Edwardian period, the Apollo was renovated by Schaufelberg in 1932, and a private foyer and anteroom was installed to the Royal Box ... The Stoll Moss Group purchased the Apollo Theatre in 1975 and sold it to Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Really Useful Group and Bridgepoint Capital in 2000 ...
Alcestis (play) - Events Prior To The Start of The Play
... The Fates were persuaded to allow this by the god Apollo (who got them drunk) ... This unusual bargain was struck after Apollo was exiled from Olympus for nine years and spent the time in the service of the Thessalian king, a man renowned for his hospitality who treated Apollo well ... Apollo wishes to repay Admetus' hospitality and offers him freedom from death ...
Dorian Hexapolis
... with games, on the Triopian promontory near Cnidus, in honour of the Triopian Apollo the prizes in those games were brazen tripods, which the victors had to dedicate in the temple of ...
Apollo Bay
... Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia ... It is also host to the annual Apollo Bay Music Festival and the Great Ocean Sports Festival ...

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    In the west, Apollo and Dionysus strive for victory. Apollo makes the boundary lines that are civilization but that lead to convention, constraint, oppression. Dionysus is energy unbound, mad, callous, destructive, wasteful. Apollo is law, history, tradition, the dignity and safety of custom and form. Dionysus is the new, exhilarating but rude, sweeping all away to begin again. Apollo is a tyrant, Dionysus is a vandal.
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