Flashcards in Exam2 - LCT11: Apollo I Deck (21)
Apollo is the God of what things?
Apollo is the leader of what?
The Muses - patron of singers and musicians
Apollo is the god of the silver bow but not a...
Apollo is the God of Plague but also...
The God of medicine and healing
Where is Apollo's oracle? What is it?
Located at Delphi - one of the most important oracles in the ancient world
Who else is a sun god?
What does "Phoibos Apollo" mean?
Appearance of Apollo
- youthful beauty
- long hair
Why was Apollo born on the island of Delos?
Because only Delos was willing to shelter Leto when she was pregnant
Leto is the daughter of who?
Apollos parents are who?
Zeus and Letos
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
Who agrees to welcome Apollos birth and be home to his temple?
Island of Delos
For nine days an angry Hera keeps who unaware of Apollo's impending birth?
Rheia, Themis, Amphitrite enlist who to help Leto?
Iris --> messenger of the gods
Who is Apollo's sister (twin)?
Why is Apollo's priestess @ Delphi called the Pythia?
Named after Pytho, the dragon Apollo slew
Where does Apollo want to build his temple and oracle?
At a spring called Telphousa
What does Telphousa claim? What does he advise?
that the area is too noisy --> advises him to move to Crisa, below Mt. Parrassus
Crisa is guarded by...? What does Apollo do?
a dragon named Pytho --> Apollo slays him.