ApolloThe Romans imported the Greek god Apollo Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon
The god Apollo was originally of Greek origin but was 'adopted' by the Romans at a very early date. The first Temple of Apollo in Rome is from 433 BCE, but it had be be built outside the pomerium since it was still a non-Roman cult.
Apollo was the god for healing, oracles, prophecies, hunting, music and poetry.
Other epithets are:
- Apollo Articenens
- Apollo who carries the bow
- Apollo Averruncus
- Apollo who turns away evil
- Apollo Coelispex
- Apollo who watches the heavens
- Apollo Culicarius
- Apollo who drives away midges
The first Roman emperor had a special relationship to Apollo and built a temple for Apollo on the Palatine, the Temple of Apollo Palatinus.
- Aesculapius - God of healing and medicine (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Apollo Belvedere (Pio-Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums, Vatican City State)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Hall of Orpheus - Living room with mosaic of Orpheus playing for the animals (Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
- Portico of the Dei Consentes - A sanctuary for twelve gods and goddesses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Villa Romana del Casale - A luxurious Roman villa from around 320 CE (Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
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