Greek and Roman religion and mythology therefore
become closely entwined.
The mythology and information about the Roman God Apollo
deity and one of the 12 Olympian Gods
Jurisdiction: Apollo was
described as being the Roman God of the sun, music, medicine and
healing, archery and prophecy
Mythology: Mythical Family
Tree or Relatives: He was believed to be the God of the Sun. Hewas the son of Jupiter and Latona. His
twin sister was Diana.
Depiction / Description /
Symbol: the golden lyre, the snake, laurel and hyacinth
Name of equivalent Greek God: Phoebus Apollo
July 6 to 13 the Ludi Apollinares were games held
for the Roman people in honour of Apollo
Sacrifices to Apollo - During sacrifices to the
Roman gods the sex of the victim had to correspond to the sex of the
god to whom it was offered. White animals were given to the gods of
the upper world whereas black victims to the gods of the underworld
Roman Mythology and Information about Apollo
was an important Roman god of the sun, music, archery and prophecy.
According to mythology and legend he had a great battle with
gigantic earth serpent Python at Delphi. His victory over
the Python gave him his association with prophecy via the
famous oracle at Delphi. His association with medicine and
healing relates to the control he was believed to have over
the plague. The Ancients Romans believed that he could bring
good health or ill-health including the deadly plague. He
was worshipped by many for his ability to cure.