The Roman Sun god Apollo was borrowed very early on from the Greeks. The Romans believed in him as the god of light, music, and as a healer. He was the most attractive and inspiring of all deities. In Roman mythology his father Jupiter was the king of all the gods, and his mother was Letona.
Apollo was borrowed from the Greek colony of Cumae in the northern tip of the Bay of Naples. This colony was zealous in it's worship of Apollo. His most famous place of worship was at Delphi which is the site of the Oracle of Delphi.
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