Apollo is presented as a terrifying and strong God in the Hymn to Apollo. His capability of bringing fear to all commences even before his birth and while he is inside his mother Leto. Apollo was intensely fearful as Leto went distant to find a land that would allow her to bear Apollo and have a shrine built for him on their ground. “From afar went Leto, seeking whether amongst these lands there was any that would be willing to furnish her son with a home. But they trembled much in fear, and not one dared” (Michael Crudden, The Homeric Hymns, Page 24) Leto eventually found the land of Delos where Apollo was agreed ...
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...e God of heavenly distance, who propelled or endangered from afar; the deity who made men conscious of their own fault and cleansed them of it. Many dread Apollo, as he is also the God of medicine and healing. At his mercy, he has the power to bring forth plague and disease with his arrow. Apollo is the God of truth, as he cannot tell a lie. Hermes uses his clever mind to fool others for his own amusement and lacks responsibility as well as these traits that Apollo has. Apollo’s well-rounded strengths and abilities embody what I consider to be “God-like” capabilities. Through his metis and power, he is able to produce clarification, amends, certainty, and a new civil stability of justice. Apollo is more deity like than Hermes because he is well rounded with his abilities and powers. He recognizes his strength and only uses it when necessary hence his rationality.
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