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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


  1. apollo(Noun)

    A very handsome young man.

  2. apollo(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [L. Apollo, -linis, Gr. .]


  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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  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. Lady Gaga:

    Thank you, Apollo Theater ! What a historical moment for me, in my life.

  2. Jack King:

    In Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, we had outstanding leadership and outstanding management.

  3. James Ragan:

    It continues to be an important tool to have. You have to look only to the Apollo 13 mission.

  4. Glenn Chin:

    The Orion is in the same cell as where Apollo was stacked 50 years ago. So we've come full circle.

  5. Otis Williams:

    The Apollo honoring The Temptations - phew! Unheard of. But I'm loving it, because this is our home.

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