Apollo
Apollo Belvedere.jpg
Earth statue of Apollo [1]

Other Names

None

Patron God of

Caprica

Debut

Pilot

Significance

Apollo Park
Apolli
Apollo University
Arrow of Apollo

Apollo is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the religion of the Ancient Greeks, he is one of Olympian gods in the Greek pantheon.

Lord of Kobol

Apollo is the son of Zeus - good with the bow, God of the Hunt and also a God of Healing. (Battlestar Galactica: Bastille Day) Apollo is the patron god of Caprica.[2] He is the namesake of Apollo University and Apollo Park, both located in Caprica City. The Apolli, a Gemenese polytheist terrorist group, take their name from Apollo. ("Pilot") ("Rebirth") ("Blowback")

The Delphi Museum of the Colonies (located in the Caprican city of Delphi) contains the Arrow of Apollo, one of the most important relics from pre-Colonial culture.

Ancient Greek Religion

Arrow of Apollo

Apollo is one of the Olympian gods, son of Zeus and Leto, and twin brother to Artemis. Apollo was born on the island of Delos. At his first taste of ambrosia, he immediately transformed from babe to man.

Apollo had many children; perhaps the most famous are Orpheus, Ion, and Asclepius (to whom he gave his knowledge of healing and medicine).

He is associated with many positive aspects of the human condition such as music, poetry and medicine. Apollo is most frequently described by Homer and Hesiod as the ‘far-shooter’, the ‘far-worker’, the ‘rouser of armies’, and ‘Phoebus Apollo’.

Apollo appears frequently in all media of ancient Greek art, most often as a beautiful, beardless youth. He is easily identified with either a Kithara or a lyre, a bronze tripod (signifying his oracle at Delphi), a deer (which he often fights over with Herakles), and a bow and quiver. He is also, on occasion, portrayed riding a chariot pulled by lions or swans.[3]

Examples

See Also

References

  1. Apollo Belvedere, circa 120–140 CE Livioandronico 2013 • CC BY-SA 4.0.
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. Apollo at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.
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