My gift to man is love, not only erotic love, but also of nature, of frendship, between kin, of oneself. My gift to man is beauty, within the exotic, within the mundane, with laughter, and with tears. My gift to man is strife, strife born of jealousy, strife born of desire. My gifts to man are many, they carry pleasure, they carry pain.
God of music, playing the golden lyre. God of archery shooting with a golden bow. God of medicine & spreading the art of healing and God of truth, who speaketh not a lie. I am apollo, leader of the muses, patron of delphi.
Apollo, the olympian god of the sun and light, music and poetry, prophecy and divination, healing, and diseases. The archer, the bright one who speaks crookedly and the charioteer of the patient-year. Apollo was the son of the king god, Zeus, and the Titaness, leto. And twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt.
His mother, leto was one of Zeus' many lovers, and thus, incurred the wrath of hera, queen of the gods. When the Titaness was heavily pregnant with Apollo and Artemis, hera sent a ferocious dragon python to pursue her throughout the earth and cursed all the lands to shun her, so she would not find any place on solid earth, to give birth.
But the sea god, Poseidon took pity on leto and showed her the floating island of Delos, where she first delivered Artemis, while balancing her body on an olive branch. Artemis grew up instantly, then helped her mother deliver Apollo. Apollo grew strong and tall, after being fed with ambrosia and nectar for 4 days. Every single day, he would mount his chariot of four horses, and drive across the sky, dragging the sun along with him. The sun god was the most good-looking male, among the Olympians, having golden hair, a beardless face, blue eyes, and a muscular build.