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(Attic, Ionic, and Homeric Greek: Ἀπόλλων, Apollōn (GEN Ἀπόλλωνος); Doric: Ἀπέλλων, Apellōn; Arcadocypriot: Ἀπείλων, Apeilōn; Aeolic: Ἄπλουν, Aploun; Latin: Apollō) is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek religion and Greek mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), 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 (Pythian Apollo), 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 (Apollon Musegetes) 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. In Hellenistic times, especially during the 3rd century BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun, and his sister Artemis similarly equated with Selene, Titan goddess of the moon. source | edit | more about Greek mythology


hadestown fancast: h e r m e s

You’re on the lam, you’re on the run
don’t give your name, you don’t have one
and don’t look no one in the eye
that town will try to suck you dry
they’ll suck your brain, they’ll suck your breath
they’ll pluck the heart right out of your chest
they’ll truss you up in your sunday best
and stuff your mouth with cotton

Riz Ahmed as H E R M E S

MODERN MYTHS: artemis and apollo


Two myths. Probably the beginning of a series.


in case you didn’t know I love mythology but my favourite always was Hermes.


Genderbent Mythology Series: The Olympians V

Twins of Olympus, Children of Zues and Leto, God and Goddess of the Moon and Sun

Natalie Dormer as Apollo 

Dane Dehaan as Artemis

“The sun inside of him
rages like wildfire
and he is
and he is
scorching the skin of my heart,
yet still he pretends
that he is safe for me to love,
that his hands are gentle,
that his fingerprints won’t be
seared into the notches of my spine.

The sun inside of him
could set the kingdom ablaze;
he knows this, he does.

And he still asks me to love him,
to face the flame.

Find me in the ashes.

- Emily Palermo, Apollo (via ravennastark)


BODY OF MYTH  |  HERMES, divine emissary and conductor of souls into the afterlife.

“Zeus warned Hermes that henceforth he must respect the rights of property and refrain from telling downright lies; but he could not help being amused.  ’You seem to be a very ingenious, eloquent, and persuasive godling,’ he said.”  [x]


Happy birthday littlewadoo !!! ♥
A modern version of dear Hermes, cause you do deserve a god for your birthday !

reason the clouds are that colour cause I have a shit sense of humour

what are your favorite and least favorite qualities about the other?

Apollo: Hermes is gonna tell huge lies about me… *sighs* Oh well.

My favorite qualities about Hermes:

  • his sense of humour
  • he’s very inventive and full of fascinating ideas
  • his impish smile
  • he’s great in bed
  • there’s never a dull moment with him
  • the constantly way he cares about humans. it’s is very special and rare amongst gods

My least favorite qualities:

  • he works too much (less time for me)
  • he disappears once for a while and tells no one about it (luckily, I’m the god of prophecy)
  • his pranks are sometimes just stupid and immature
  • his obsession to be as independent as possible like my love for him would destroy everything he is
  • he can be a total asshole and not even regret it (or apologize later)

There. I think I’m done here.

Hermes: Woah, how long have you been keeping these to yourself?

Apollo: Quite a long time but you never asked. I didn’t think you’d care. It’s your turn.

Hermes: For your information, I’m going to be honest.

My favorite qualities about Apollo:

  • he smiles a lot and he has the warmest and the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen
  • he understands me better than most gods ever will
  • he’s honest
  • he’s great in bed
  • he loves me

My least favorite qualities:

  • he’s too much of a drama queen
  • he can be arrogant as hell
  • sometimes he uses his honesty especially to hurt people
  • he’s sometimes too sentimental and clingy
  • his unpredictable cruelty and coldness

Apollo: Wow… I don’t know if I want to punch you or kiss you.

Hermes: Well, same here.

Apollo: … we should just go for the kissing part, right? Fighting does no good in a situation like this.

Hermes: I don’t want to fight anyway… *pulls Apollo roughly closer and kisses him with determination*

Apollo: *wraps his hands tightly around Hermes and opens slowly his mouth*

*mumbles something to himself*

Hermes: What was that?

Apollo: I forgot to mention how amazingly good kisser you are.

Hermes: Oh? *smirks* Well, you’re not so bad yourself.

Apollo: Oh, shut up *kisses Hermes again*