God and Goddess of the Day: Apollo and Artemis

After the twin gods Castor and Pollux, I thought I would move on to the most famous twins of the Greek pantheon: Apollo and Artemis (called Diana by the Romans), the twin children of Leto; their father was Zeus.

Apollo was known as the god of music, along with healing and with the sun, and also archery.. See Wikipedia for the many myths in which Apollo figured prominently, such as the story of Apollo and Daphne, Apollo and Hyacinth, and Apollo and the Python, to name just a few.

Like Apollo, Artemis was also a great archer, a virgin goddess of the hunt, and she was associated with the moon. You can find out more at Wikipedia, where there are also articles about Artemis stories such as Artemis and Orion, Artemis and Actaeon, Artemis and Callisto, and more.

(Apollo and Artemis, circa 500 BCE)

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