Apollo – God of Light and Prophecy

apolloApollo – God of Light and Prophecy

  • Alignment: NG
  • Favored Weapon: Longbow
  • Favored Animal: Wolf, Raven, Lizard
  • Symbol: Sun bathed lyre
  • Portfolio: God of the sun, archery, athleticism, prophecy, the arts, and good health
  • Domains: Celerity, Competition, Destiny, Fate, Good, Oracle, Sun
  • Favored Race: Elves
  • Description: God of light, prophecy, inspiration, poetry , music and arts, medicine and healing. Son of Zeus and Leto. Symbols include the sun, lyre, swan, and mouse. Twin brother of Artemis.

 

Apollo and his twin sister, Artemis, were both born from Leto and Zeus. Leto, fearing the wrath of Hera, gave birth to the twins on the back of an enormous turtle. Apollo was born second, with the assistance of Artemis, who was his mother’s midwife.

After Apollo was born, Hera sent the dragon Python to kill Leto. However, the young Apollo went to protect his mother. He begged Hephestus for a bow, like the one he gave to his sister Artemis. Hephestus finally gave in and crafted him a silver bow. The bow was enchanted, or cursed, with the ability to impart disease and sickness on its arrows. Apollo cornered Python in a cave and slew the dragon. Afterwhich, Apollo recevied the gift of prophecy.

Apollo had a vision of the death of Orion, companion of Artemis, and joined with her after the event. Together, with their army of elves, launched an assault on the Titans Selene and Helios. Artemis slew Selene at the same time Apollo killed Helios.

When the Titan Wars were over, Apollo received the portfolio of Prophecy, The Sun, Athleticism and The Arts. The messenger of the gods, Hermes, also gifted him with a special Lyre that was crafted from a tortoise shell. The lyre was a gift to remind Apollo of his roots. Since then, he has gathered quite a following of musicians and poets. As with the other gods, Apollo had a great number of lovers that bore multiple children. This includes taking many of the Muses as lovers.

Followers of Apollo are the Elves, athletes, philosophers, musicians and poets.

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