Apollo Greek God Research Paper

Good Essays

Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo.Greek myth is comprised of many Gods and Goddesses and the stories of how they came to be and of their life stories. And this is the story of the God apollo One God that caught my eye was Apollo, was associated with many aspects of life in the time of the Greek gods. Apollo’s father was Zeus, the king of the gods. Zeus, though married to Hera, had some problems with fidelity. He impregnated Leto, the daughter of a Titan.When he was four days old, he asked Hephaestus to make him silver bows and arrows. Hephaestus created them for him. Apollo was …show more content…

The reason he never got married is because all of his relationships end badly. Take Daphne for example, Apollo was joking around with Eros telling him that he was a better archer. It was not a good idea to insult the god of love. Eros decided to pull one over on Apollo. He took one of his magic golden tipped arrows and shot Apollo in the heart. He immediately fell in love with the nymph, Daphne. Apollo decided he would go after Daphne and try to win her love. That didn’t work out too well, because Eros had thought that Daphne wouldn’t be stupid enough to reject Apollo. So he shot Daphne with a lead tipped arrow, making her instantly hate Apollo. So as Apollo was chasing Daphne across the forests, Daphne ran from him because she felt a deep unprovoked hatred for him. She called to her father, a river god, for help. As she reached his shore she was instantaneity turned into a laurel tree. Apollo was deeply hurt by Daphne’s decision. She would rather be a tree than be with him. Apollo took some leaves from her and left, that’s why heroes of ancient Greece were awarded laurel leaf crowns, and why one of Apollo’s many signs was the laurel leaf.

Not all of his relationships ended badly, just most of them. Like Cassandra, she was the princess of Troy. When Apollo fell for her he promised he would teach her the art of prophecy. She pretended to be in love with him until after he taught her prophecy. …show more content…

Apollo became more like his father zeus which they were both drawing to woman but unlike his father Apollo always want more. At it said in this ancient greek quote “ Once, a long, long time ago, all people had four legs and two heads. And than the gods threw down thunderbolts and split everyone into two. Each half then had two legs and one head. But the separation left both sides with a desperate yearning to be reunited. Because they each shared the same soul. And ever since then, all people spend their lives searching for the other half of their soul.” And in that quote my intention was that i felt that quote may have describe what apollo was yearning to have which was love. As may of us in modern day life may also be searching for , and it is also believed that gods were just like mortals with the same humanity as some but just immortal forever. In the eyes of ancient Greek mythology the gods are depicted so much like us. In which we share Pain and love, hand in

Get Access