63 adorations for Apollon

I have seen a list of adorations compiled on two different blogs I follow (one for Hekate, and another for Persephone) and this inspired me to do a set of my own for Apollon. I decided if I was going to do this though I wanted to lay out a very specific format. Which includes a slightly different way to address the adorations. However, the first part was determining how many lines to do. I could have done more undoubtedly, but I decided to restrain myself to 7 sections (7 being a sacred number to Apollon) and each section with 9 lines (nine being another sacred number for him). Then I decided to develope specific themes for each. I think you, my reader, will be able to infer what the theme is for the sections by reading them 🙂

The arwork below is a painting from my personal collection that I painted of Apollon with Kyrene and the infant Dionysos.

The 63 Adorations of Apollon

Hail Apollon, cherished son of Zeus, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, cherished son of Leto, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, delivered by Artemis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, rejoiced by Artemis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, attended by Themis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, gifted by the arts of Pan, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, gracious father of Asklepios, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, celebrated among Hyperboreians, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, bearer of Helios’ flame, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, lord named destroyer, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the golden sword, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the silver bow, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, archer far-shooting, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, slayer of mice, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, vanquisher of locusts, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, deliverer from fear, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, praised by the paian, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, marshaller of the host, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, lord of the harmonic art, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, leader of the daughters of Mnemosyne, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, master of the kithara, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, drawer of the golden string, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, singer of the divine word, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the laurel circlet, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, purifier by the laurel bough, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, restorer of blessed health, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, protector of children, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, delighting in the songs of boys, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, bringer of youths into manhood, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, father of Hymenaios, blesser of marriages, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, slayer of righteous men, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, receiver of the dead, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, protector of the cemetaries, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, champion of humanity, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of freedom, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, keeper of sacred laws, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, crowner of victors at the games, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, deliverer of Zeus’ will, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of truthful speech, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, establisher of equality in assembly, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, protector of the assembly, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, uniter in equal law, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, divider of good from bad, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, weilder of justice, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, turner of seasons, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of the bright chariot, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, charioteer of dragons, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, great cultivator, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, ripener of vines and crops, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, delighter in orchards, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, divine shepherd of the pastures, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, receiver of Kore, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, celebrant of Dionysos, I give adoration unto you.

Hail Apollon, torch-bearing lord of light, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of the boundary, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lord of the winding road, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, gryphon-born king, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, king of the axis, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, lauded by singing swans, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, two-formed Bacchian king, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, ram-horned Karnean king, I give adoration unto you.
Hail Apollon, of golden hair unshorn, I give adoration unto you.

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11 thoughts on “63 adorations for Apollon

  1. I love these. I especially love that so many of these refer to aspects of Apollon I haven’t seen before, because it gives me a glimpse of things I have yet to discover and I look forward to that. Thank you for sharing them!

    • thank you 🙂 I am glad you liked them. I discovered alot of interesting things when I was researching for my book…so all of these that I have written down are things I have learnt about over the years. I highly recommend reading collectors such as Pausanias, Diodorus Sicilus, and some Strabo too since they cover alot of regions of Hellas with their own worship centers etc. Even Apollodoros’ The Library is a good read because it gives alternate versions of myths 🙂

  2. Superb! Beautifully written – I love the passion the task of writing these adorations for a deity is stirring up. I’m not very ‘in tune’ with Apollon but these were just lovely to read!

    • Thankyou very much 🙂 It occurs to me that such adorations would probably be helpful to people who are not as tuned to a god as another. For instance there are many gods that I don’t have much of a close relationship with that I would love reading these for. And in other cases it is lovely to read something that gets you thinking in new ways.

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