Apollo - Greek god of healing

Apollo was a god in Greek mythology. He was very important to the ancient Greeks. Apollo
was the son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and the goddess Leto. The goddess Artemis was
Apollo's twin sister.
Apollo probably came from Asia Minor, now the country of Turkey. At one time, Apollo was
known as a god of shepherds. He has also been connected with archery, healing, music,
poetry, telling the future, and traveling by sea. Using the name Phoebus Apollo, he became
the god of light. He was also thought to be the god of the sun. Only Zeus was a more
important god than Apollo.
The Romans also worshiped Apollo. They saw him as a god of healing.
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