Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 1 month ago

Please consider Apollo and Artemis who come to be associated as brother and sister, born to the same mother and father, Leto and Zeus.?

. The siblings share a kind of quality with Zeus as follows: in the same way that Zeus is a protector of property but also feels free to violate marriages by assaulting the wives of other divinities and men, or assaulting their sons, so too Apollo and Artemis have a special kind of ambivalence. Apollo is the father of a "doctor" divinity, Asclepius, and is himself a healer; and yet he is also connected with rodents (cf. his epithet Smintheus) and can cause plagues, as he does at the beginning of Homer's Iliad in answer to the prayer of Chryses, one of Apollo's priests.

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