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Former good article Apollo was one of the Philosophy and religion good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Semi-protected edit request on 13 June 2018

Apollo is not the god of medicine!! That is Asclepius. Please remove "god of medicine" in the small description. Erikwang754 (talk) 15:35, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Apollo is a god of medicine; the article is accurate. He probably started out as a god of plague and eventually became invoked as a god of healing because of belief in apotropaic magic. Apollo's son Asclepius was also a god of medicine. The Greeks often believed in deities whose domains overlapped. --Katolophyromai (talk) 15:45, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Apollo's male lovers

I've seen Leucates being added to the list of make lovers, but I haven't seen it in any of the texts, even in the one that was stated as the source. "The rock of Leukade received its name from Leukos, the companion of Odysseus, who was originally from Zakynthos and who was, says the Poet, killed by Antiphos; this is the person, it is said, who raised the temple of Apollon Leukates" (Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 7 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) - nowhere is it stated that Apollo and Leucates were lovers. I would like to see the text if it exists at all. I have similar doubts in the case of Clarus. Clarus seems to have been only a temple or oracle of Apollo, not a lover. Shachi77 (talk) 13:41, 22 September 2018 (UTC)


change ((Python)) to ((Python (mythology)|Python))

 Done. Deor (talk) 18:44, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


I think that Adiga77, among other things, is adding far too many images to this article. Does anyone else think that the article is becoming overloaded with images? Deor (talk) 21:22, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Hello! Yes I've been working a lot on this page, adding as much content (with reliable source) possible, because this is after all an encyclopedia. Since I thought it it would get monotonous and a little straining for a reader to read through that much of textual content, I found it to be a good idea to add images that are available for use in between paragraphs that are long. However, if you think I'm adding too many images, do remove the ones you find unnecessary. I'll go through the entire page and remove a few images as well. While at it, is there an image limit that I don't know of? Thank you. Adiga77 8:24, 21 November 2018 (IST)

One rule of thumb that I use is that there should not be so many images that it's impossible for them to be displayed next to the text they illustrate (as in the "Mythology" section of this article, where, for example, the three different images of artworks depicting Latona and the baby Apollo push everything else too far down). We don't need to use everything that's available on Commons; I think that one well-chosen image to illustrate each event in Apollo's "biography" is enough. Advice on image use and placement is available at WP:PIC and MOS:IMAGES. Deor (talk) 16:09, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Hellenistic times, or fifth century BCE?

I have a problem with the following passage: ″In Hellenistic times, especially during the 5th century BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun.[2]" It makes no sense, since the Hellenistic period (according to its page) began in the fourth century BCE. I have no idea what the source given actually says, since I cannot access it. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I am not knowledgeable enough to change it to something else, and hesitant to just remove it. Hattes (talk) 22:45, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

February 9, 2019

Please check the history to be sure the last edit(s) is okay. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 13:08, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 April 2019

Please remove the "is" in the following clause:

He is causes abundance in the milk produced by cattle...

A clear mistake. Thank you. (talk) 08:01, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

 Done. Thanks for pointing out the error. Deor (talk) 15:32, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Apollo's relationship to Hyacinth

In this revision: ,

the text is changed to state that Hyacinth was Apollo's favorite lover, instead of one of Apollo's lover. Can this please be substantiated with references, or revert the text to its former state? ie:

Revert: "Hyacinthus was Apollo's favorite lover."

To: "Hyacinthus was one of Apollo's male lovers."

Icewater~enwiki (talk) 16:22, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

I've reverted to the previous version. – Þjarkur (talk) 19:47, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Sentence repeated in the same paragraph

In the Female Counterparts (Artemis) section, the sentence "The laurel was sacred to both." is repeated two sentences apart in the same paragraph. A clear mistake. Professor Night (talk) 00:24, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for pointing out the error. Deor (talk) 16:37, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
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