Apollo Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Apollo:
Derived from Apollōn, an ancient Greek name of unknown derivation. The name is borne in Greek mythology by the handsome son of Zeus and Leto and twin brother of the goddess Artemis. Apollo, one of the twelve major dieties, was the god of music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine.
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Greek god of the sun; destroyer,
Apollo (in Greek, Ἀπόλλων—Apóllōn), is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts; and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.
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