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əˈpɒl oʊApol·lo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Apollo, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo(noun)

    (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis

Wiktionary

  1. apollo(Noun)

    A very handsome young man.

    Etymology: From Ἀπόλλων.

  2. apollo(Noun)

    A butterfly, also known as mountain apollo (Parnassius apollo).

    Etymology: From Ἀπόλλων.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apollo(noun)

    a deity among the Greeks and Romans. He was the god of light and day (the "sun god"), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc., and was represented as the model of manly grace and beauty; -- called also Phebus

    Etymology: [L. Apollo, -linis, Gr. .]

Freebase

  1. Apollo

    Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in ancient Greek and Roman religion, Greek and Roman mythology, and Greco–Roman Neopaganism. The ideal of the kouros, Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu. As the patron of Delphi, Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague. Amongst the god's custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him, and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Apollo

    the god par excellence of the Greeks, identified with the sun and all that we owe to it in the shape of inspiration, art, poetry, and medicine; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis; born in the island of Delos (q. v.), whither Leto had fled from the jealous Hera; his favourite oracle at Delphi.

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Mythology

  1. Apollo

    (Apol′lo). This famous god, some time King of Arcadia, was the son of Jupiter and Latona. He was known by several names, but principally by the following:—Sol (the sun); Cynthius, from the mountain called Cynthus in the Isle of Delos, and this same island being his native place obtained for him the name of Delius; Delphinius, from his occasionally assuming the shape of a dolphin. His name of Delphicus was derived from his connection with the splendid Temple at Delphi, where he uttered the famous oracles. Some writers record that this oracle became dumb when Jesus Christ was born. Other common names of Apollo were Didymaeus, Nomius, Paean, and Phoebus. The Greeks called him Agineus, because the streets were under his guardianship, and he was called Pythius from having killed the serpent Python. Apollo is usually represented as a handsome young man without beard, crowned with laurel, and having in one hand a bow, and in the other a lyre. The favorite residence of Apollo was on Mount Parnassus, a mountain of Phocis, in Greece, where he presided over the Muses. Apollo was the accredited father of several children, but the two most renowned were Aesculapius and Phaeton.

    “Wilt thou have music? Hark! Apollo plays. And twenty cagëd nightingales do sing.” (Shakespeare.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apollo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apollo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Apollo in a Sentence

  1. George Whitesides:

    We're in the 50th anniversary year of Apollo, and just like they had to do each step, we have to expand the envelope and do something more.

  2. Mark Geyer:

    It is, I think, consistent with those -- the beginning of shuttle and beginning of Apollo, i think it's in the same category.

  3. Jim Green:

    There must be something about humans not believing in the science, all I can say is we have people who don’t believe we landed on the moon. With the lunar reconnaissance orbiter, we even have high resolution imaging showing what we left on the moon, where it was and where we went to many of the Apollo sites, which clearly demonstrates we were on the moon. So, we are open and honest of what we do. That is a hallmark of NASA.

  4. Mike Pence:

    Apollo 11 is the only event in the 20th century that stands a chance of being widely remembered in the 30th century.

  5. Bobby Livingston:

    I think for baby boomers, like myself, who grew up watching the Apollo program on television, and can remember seeing astronauts like Dave Scott walking on the Moon, it is something you never forget, for those of us who now have disposable income, space memorabilia provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a piece that relates to these historic moments.

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