Apollo: The God Apollo In Oedipus The King

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Born on the island of Delos to the king of the gods himself and the lovely lady Leto, Apollon, more commonly known as the God Apollo, is easily one of the most salient of the twelve Olympian deities. Patron of the Delphi, along with a myriad else, the oracular Apollo is known far and wide throughout classic art, literature, and even in the modern day astral field of astronomy itself. Of light and truth, healing and plague, Apollo is both harmonious and contradictory at times, yet at his core, a bright spot among darkness, bringing with him order and balance wherever he might go.

Twin to Artemis, the polar opposite to Apollo and goddess of the hunt, the two celestial beings further symbolize the solar and lunar forces themselves and as such
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Such bold notability breeds equally audacious legend and Apollon is no exception, the centerpiece of many a work of art, countless tales of triumph, the most pertinent example could only be within “Oedipus the King.” A powerful play by Sophocles centered around the Greek Oedipus himself and his fearfully twisted fate, Apollo holds a key position in being the one to bestow such a future upon its host. In the gods interference in acting as the prophetic deity of Delphi sealing his destiny from the…show more content…
The third of United States human spaceflight programs and the very first of its kind to land humans on the moon, fitting for a project named after a god- if ironic that it was his sister who rose the moon, him the sun. The Apollo Program ran from 1961 to 1972 and achieved its goal even among tragic setbacks, similar almost to a prophecy of the great god in its persistence to see it through to the end. The Apollo project stands by its lonesome on sending manned missions beyond low Earth orbit, in the process setting several major human spaceflight milestones and laying the groundwork for much of what NASA is
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