Son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Artemis
God of Light and the Sun, plague and healing, music, archery, and prophecy.
Identified with the laurel wreath, the lyre, and the bow.
Often called the most "Greek" of the Greek gods, because he is an idealized form of a young man in perfected beauty and grace.
A frequent lover of nymphs and young women, and occasionally young men.
Animals associated with him are the wolf, buck, the swan, the vulture and crow (birds whose flight convey omens) and the dolphin. In that form, he led a ship of sailors to an island named for him (Delphi) where they built a temple of prophecy in his name.