Sandro Botticelli: "Primavera" (1478). "Primavera" in Italian means "Spring." In
this wonderful painting by Botticelli, Mercury is depicted at far left. At the
center is Venus, on Venus' left the three Graces, and on her right the goddess
Flora. At the far right of the painting is the wind god Zephir pursuing the nymph
Chloris. Zephir's breath cause the nymph to sprout flowers from her mouth.
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Image courtesy of Planet Art.
In Greek mythology, Apollo was the son of Jupiter(in Greek Zeus)
and Leto (Letona).
He was the god of the Sun, logic, and reason, and was also
a fine musician and healer.
He was known as the god who could foretell the future. His most famous sacred place was at Delphi, site of the Oracle of Delphi.
The Romans also believed in Apollo as the god of light, music, and healing.
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