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1

Apollo is the God of what things?

- Lyre
- Bow
- Plague
- Prophecy
- Sun

2

Apollo is the leader of what?

The Muses - patron of singers and musicians

3

Apollo is the god of the silver bow but not a...

hunter

4

Apollo is the God of Plague but also...

The God of medicine and healing

5

Where is Apollo's oracle? What is it?

Located at Delphi - one of the most important oracles in the ancient world

6

Who else is a sun god?

- Hyperion
- Helios
- Apollo

7

What does "Phoibos Apollo" mean?

"Shining Apollo"

8

Appearance of Apollo

- youthful beauty
- clean-shaven
- long hair

9

Why was Apollo born on the island of Delos?

Because only Delos was willing to shelter Leto when she was pregnant

10

Leto is the daughter of who?

The titans

11

Apollos parents are who?

Zeus and Letos

12

Why does Leto struggle to find a place to give birth to Apollo?

All lands fear the birth of the new god and his future power

13

Who agrees to welcome Apollos birth and be home to his temple?

Island of Delos

14

For nine days an angry Hera keeps who unaware of Apollo's impending birth?

Eileithyia

15

Rheia, Themis, Amphitrite enlist who to help Leto?

Iris --> messenger of the gods

16

Who is Apollo's sister (twin)?

Artemis

17

Why is Apollo's priestess @ Delphi called the Pythia?

Named after Pytho, the dragon Apollo slew

18

Where does Apollo want to build his temple and oracle?

At a spring called Telphousa

19

What does Telphousa claim? What does he advise?

that the area is too noisy --> advises him to move to Crisa, below Mt. Parrassus

20

Crisa is guarded by...? What does Apollo do?

a dragon named Pytho --> Apollo slays him.

21

What does Apollo do in anger?

goes back and piles rock on the spring of Telphousa (because Telphousa tricked him)