================================================== Statue of Apollo Apollo, son of Leto and Zeus, was one of the greatest of the Olympian gods. It was supposedly at Delphi that he slew the dragon Python which had been terrorizing the region. Having done so he took possession of the oracle there and claimed the sanctuary as his own. Apollo, among other things, is associated with the sun and for three months each winter it was believed that he retired to the far north having turned the temple over to Dionysus. The nineteenth century German philosopher, Nietzsche, claims that Apollo represents rationality and moderation. To the extent that this is true he stands for the values embraced by Socrates.

Right: The Chatsworth Apollo (c. 470 - 460 B.C.E.)
Obtained from Mythology and Western Art

Left: Statue of Apollo