While his Muses dance,
Apollo plays the lyre,
Apollo of the fire.

I made this up and also created a Music of the Spirit Banner with it but love it plain as well so thought I’d upload it too, seeing that Apollo is such an awesome Greek God…

Apollo is one of the most important and diverse of the Olympian deities in Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, medicine, healing, plague, music, poetry, arts and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu. Apollo was worshiped in both ancient Greek and Roman religion, and in the modern Greco–Roman Neopaganism.

As the patron of Delphi (Pythian Apollo), Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing were associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague. Amongst the god’s custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musegetes) and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him, and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans.

Information from Wiki – Apollo
2 stock images from Wikimedia
Poem by me.


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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • Aleksandar Topalovic
    Aleksandar Top...about 3 years ago

    great art Vanessa

  • Thanks so much for enjoying Apollo Aleksandar! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 3 years ago

    MARVELOUS WORK,VANESSA ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Thank you so much Rosalin, I enjoy reading about Greek mythical Gods alot! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 3 years ago

    creative image, nice post work

  • Thanks so much mate! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 3 years ago

    A very powerful piece!!!!! A very excellent creation!!!! Bill

  • Thanks for enjoying it Bill, much appreciated comment! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesabout 3 years ago

    LOVE this beautiful work, Vanessa!!!

  • Thanks my friend, love creating art from myths :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 3 years ago

    Great layering work my friend!! ;-))

  • Thanks steph, that’s what it is, layer work! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 3 years ago

    Superb blending work Vanessa, makes a fantastic banner too

  • Thanks Michelle, nice to know you like it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Vanessa, awesome blending and a great banner.

  • Thanks a heap Andrea, always love making a banner too! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessabout 3 years ago

    Love your Art Vanessa mythical magic , beautiful work

  • Thanks Helen, I just love mythical stuff! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • winternite
    winternitealmost 3 years ago

    oh my, I have been looking for apollo art work everywere. And care for much of what I was seening. But this, this works for me. Thank you

  • Thank you so much, your lovely comment is truly appreciated!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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