Apollo

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Apollo
Apollo Symbol.jpg
Aliases Archer God, Farshooter, God of Light, God of Truth, Healer, Musician of the Gods
Alignment Chaotic Good
Divine Rank Intermediate God
Pantheon Greek
Portfolio Healing, light, music, prophecy
Domains 3E: Good, Healing, Knowledge, Magic, Sun
5E: Knowledge, Life, Light
Home Plane Olympus (Arborea)
Worshippers Bards, elves, healers, sages, sorcerers, wizards
Favoured Weapon Longbow

Apollo is the Greek god of sunlight, healing, archery, knowledge, music, art, and a million other things the Greeks thought were nice. Arguably one of the most important gods outside of the big three, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, as well as the twin brother of Artemis. He is often portrayed in media as happy, care free, and loving, but with a penchant for murder when push comes to shove- though that's true of most of the Greek pantheon. Apollo as a chaotic deity is actually an odd choice, since he was frequently shown as the opposite of and in a brotherly rivalry with Dionysus, who was very much chaotic and is best remembered as god of drunken debauchery. This mythical rivalry has given way to the English adjectives "Apollonian" and "Dionysian".

Apollo is also the god of oracles, which is invariably going to be important for any GM trying to push his intrepid Adventurer's down a certain path. Apollo is typically considered to be chaotic good, and will generally not try to screw people over unless they're being a dick.

Given his aforementioned chaotic goodness and his penchant for healing, Apollo makes an excellent god for Clerics, as well as a strong pick for Paladins if they can get away with him being chaotic.

The Historical Deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader(s) Others
Anglo-Saxon: Nerthus Eostre - Hred - Ing - Mannus - Thunor - Tir - Woden
Aztec: Ometeotl Camazotz - Chalchihuitlicue - Chitza-Atlan - Cihuacoatl - Coatlicue
Huhueteotl - Huitzilopochtli - Hurakon - Mictlantecuhtli - Quetzalcoatl
Tezcatlipoca - Tlaloc - Tlazoteotl - Tonatiuh - Xipetotec
Babylonian: Anu Anshar - Druaga - Girru - Ishtar - Marduk - Nergal - Ramman
Celtic: The Daghdha Arawn - Belenus - Brigantia - Cernunnos - Diancecht - Dunatis - Goibhniu - Lugh
Manannan mac Lir - Math Mathonwy - Morrigan - Nuada - Oghma - Silvanus
Chinese: Shang-ti Chih-Nii - Chung Kuel - Fu Hsing - K'ung Fu-tzu - Kuan Yin - Kuan-ti
Lao Tzu - Lei Kung - Liu - Lu Hsing - Lu Yueh - Shou Hsing
Sung Chiang - Tou Mu - Yen-Wang-Yeh
Egyptian: Re-Horakhty Anubis - Anhur - Apshai - Apep - Bast - Bes - Geb - Hathor - Imhotep - Isis
Nephthys - Nut - Osiris - Ptah - Seker - Set - Shu - Sobek - Tefnut - Thoth
Finnish: Ukko Ahto - Hiisi - Ilmatar - Loviatar - Mielikki - Surma - Tuonetar - Tuoni - Untamo
Greek: Zeus Aphrodite - Apollo - Ares - Artemis - Athena - Cronus - Demeter - Dionysus
The Furies - Gaea - Hades - Hecate - Hephaestus - Hera - Hercules
Hermes - Hestia - Nike - Pan - Poseidon - Rhea - Tyche - Uranus
Hindu: Brahama Agni - Brihaspati - Kali - Indra - Karttikeya - Lakshmi - Mitra - Puchan - Ratri - Rudra
Sarasuati - Savitri - Siva - Soma - Tvashtri - Ushas - Varuna - Vayu - Vishnu - Yama
Japanese: Izanagi & Izanami Amaterasu - Ama-Tsu-Mara - Amatsu-Mikaboshi - Hachiman - Ho Masubi
Inari - Kishijoten - Kura Okami - Nai No Kami - O-Kuni-Nushi - O-Wata-Tsu-Mi
Raiden - Shichifukujin - Shina-Tsu-Hiko - Susanoo - Tsuki-Yomi
Norse: Odin Aegir - Balder - Bragi - Forseti - Frey - Freya - Frigga - Heimdall
Hel - Hermod - Idun - Loki - Magni - Modi - Njord - Odur - Sif - Skadi
Surtr - Thor - Thrym - Tyr - Uller - Vidar
Sumerian: Enlil Inanna - Ki - Nanna-Sin - Nin-Hursag - Utu