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əˈpɒl oʊApol·lo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Apollo, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollonoun

    (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. apollonoun

    A very handsome young man.

  2. apollonoun

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

  3. Etymology: From Ἀπόλλων.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apollonoun

    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

  2. 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.)

Who Was Who?

  1. Apollo

    A handsome ancient who fell in love posed for his statues, patronized music and poetry, and, finally, had a table water named in his honor. Career: See longer and less respectable biographies. A. was the first person to sing to the accompaniment of a musical instrument, but he was a good singer. Ambition: Paris. Recreation: Music, travel, archery. Address: Greece. Clubs: Athletic, musical.

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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. Walter Kiefer:

    The mystery persisted for so long because no one was working on this problem, nASA began an effort at recovering old mission data [ Apollo and other spacecraft ] in 2010, when our team began working on this problem.

  2. Mahmoud El-Hamalawy:

    Former NASA scientist Farouk El-Baz, who led the agency's study of the moon's geology prior to the Apollo 11 landing, comes immediately to mind, the successes of Lebanese American designer Reem Acra, the late Lebanese American poet Kahlil Gibran and the Egyptian American actor Rami Malek reinforce Arab Americans ' contributions by showcasing to the world that America continues to be the land of possibility and opportunity for all immigrants.

  3. Damien Chazelle:

    It surprised me because there are so many things that we weren't able to focus on not only during the lunar EVA but in the entirety of Apollo 11, just by the nature of the story we were telling, we just couldn't go into every detail. So our through-line became -- especially at this part of the movie where it's the final emotional journey for Neil -- what were the private, unknown moments of Neil on the moon ?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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