Apollo: God of Music and Poetry

So, I am hosting a blog party called 15 Days of Welcoming The God because I believe we need to honor the coming Spring which symbolizes the rebirth of the God. I'm also doing this because I want to get closer to the male aspect of deity. We focus so much on the Goddess as Pagans that sometimes we neglect the God.

I've always been drawn to the Greek deities, most particularly Aphrodite. I've also felt a certain draw to Apollo as well but I've never done a whole lot of research on him. With the blog party on the way, I thought it would be fitting for me to research him and spend time getting to know him like I did with Aphrodite.

So I would like to share some of what I've learned about Apollo from the small bit of research I have done. I had always known that he was a God of music and poetry, but I didn't know about everything else he is associated with. He is a God of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; medicine, healing, and plague; and of course music, poetry, and the arts. Obviously I have a lot to learn about this fascinating God and I am so glad that I finally decided to answer the call to get closer to this God. I'll share more of what I learn about Apollo in the next couple of days. I'll also share a meditation I like to use when getting to know deities.


CousinLinda said...

What a great idea! I must admit that I myself am guilty of neglecting the God. Coming from Catholicism I've had a really hard time putting aside my baggage and getting to know the male side of any pantheon. Thank you for giving me yet another path to doing so!

Sara said...

I have been writing quite a bit of poety lately. It must be Apollo's influence. Looking forward to learning more about him

Ponderosa Pagan said...

This is an awesome post! I always have loved apollo and artemis! I am also making it my mission to learn more about the god and all aspects of his face!
Blessed be!

Magaly Guerrero said...

It is only fit that Apollo, a god of inspiration, has evoked your sense of creating and finding. I can't wait to see what the Greek Sun God looks like through your eyes.