Apollo, the Sun God
Apollo features in both Roman and Greek mythology, and according to legend was the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and the titaness Leto. He was born on the Greek island of Delos, the younger twin brother of the Greek hunting goddess Artemis, who according to legend assisted their mother Leto even at the time of their birth.
Apollo - pure, mysterious, beautiful young man with his nine muses
Apollo was not only Sun God, but also God of the prophesying Oracle, poetry and fine arts.
He was consequently always associated with the 9 muses, the Greek guardians of the arts.
Apollo was said to be a very pure, incorruptible, handsome youth, mysterious and radiant, with shiny golden hair. So he appears on the bookmark.
- Apollo bookmark to paint yourself
- real Egyptian premium Papyrus
- ca. 19x5cm
- can be painted with tempera, watercolour and felt tips
- suitable for age 6 upwards
Apollo and the Oracle of Delphi
Many thrilling myths have grown up around Apollo. One of them is the story of how he became the protector of the famous Oracle at Delphi. According to the legend, the Oracle was besieged by a snake-like dragon named Phyton. Apollo was said to have freed the Oracle by killing the dragon with a thousand arrows. He thus became the protector of Delphi.
Another story has it that Phyton was the guardian of the oracle, whom Apollo killed to become guardian himself .
Apollo - a God of many facets
As well as protector of the fine arts, Apollo was regarded as the god of agriculture and cattle herding, and also as the god of purification from evil and disease. Clearly, the myths surrounding Apollo are varied and exciting.
Discover the history of the Greek God Apollo with your students / children whilst colouring this genuine papyrus Apollo bookmark.
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