L Apollo Bust
Apollo was the most widely revered of the Greek gods. He communicated the will of his father Zeus, and he made humans aware of their guilt and purified them of it, presided over religious and civil law, and foretold the future. He symbolized both the good and the bad of the civic responsibility to govern. One of the oldest Doric temples was built and dedicated for Apollo in the early 7th century B.C., aptly named Apollo Insmenius. He was renowned as one of the greatest gods of Greek Mythology, and with good reason. As a newborn, only four days after his birth, Apollo killed the cthonic dragon Python by begging Hephaestus for a bow and arrows to slay the dragon in order to protect his mother Gaia.