Apollo was one of the 12 Olympian Gods to reside on Mt. Olympus, according to Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus, who was considered king of the Greek gods.Continue Reading
Apollo is referred to as the god of prophecy, healing, music, song, poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. Apollo and his twin sister Artemis were the children of Zeus and Leto, and both were said to have resided on Mt. Olympus.
Mt. Olympus is commonly referred to as the heavenly home of the gods, in Greek mythology, with Zeus presiding as king. The gods and goddesses would hold court on Mt. Olympus to discuss the fate of the human race. Mt. Olympus was considered a paradise that humans could never reach. There the gods were said to have feasted on divine nectar and ambrosia, and the weather was always perfect.Learn more about Mythology
As the source of the iconic phrase, "Houston, we've had a problem," the Apollo 13 mission went from an intended moon landing to a narrowly averted disaster when one of the oxygen tank exploded as the shuttle was en route to the moon. This event occurred on April 14, 1970, three days after the shuttle's launch. After the explosion, the shuttle's crew, consisting of commander Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, worked with NASA mission control in Houston, Texas to successfully get themselves back to earth without major injury.Full Answer >
In Greek mythology, Poseidon lives in an underwater palace in the sea instead of on Mt. Olympus with the other gods. Poseidon is god of the sea, horses and earthquakes.Full Answer >
Athena's siblings included Persephone, the Dioscuri twins, Helen, Dike, Minos, Aphrodite, Artemis, Heracles, the Graces, the Muses, Apollo, Artemis, Daradanus Hephaestus, Hebe, Eileithyia, Ares and Dionysus. Athena is considered a lone child of Zeus because she was born from his head.Full Answer >
The 12 Olympian gods were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, and Hestia or Dionysus, depending on who is listing the gods. The Olympians were the major gods of the Greek pantheon and were also referred to as the Dodecatheon.Full Answer >