Please be aware that should you use this prayer yourself, you should edit it slightly as it strongly reflects my personal relationship with Apollon.
Apollon has a lot of epithets. A lot. Some of them are better known than others. Some of them have more written on them than others. I would absolutely love it if we could cover as many of them as possible for He Who Rules With Honey.
Some of you have written or painted pieces that discuss Apollon in one of His epithets already. Thank you! Want to do more? Email me whatever you’ve got. The more I have to work with, the better this book will be. Some of you have been thinking about it. You’ve perhaps been considering which epithets you know Him best by. You’ve been thinking and writing and deleting and thinking and writing….but not submitting. It’s ok. You still have time. Keep writing. Keep painting. Keep drawing. Keep taking pictures. Keep doing what you do.
In this post, I want to just throw some epithets out there for which I don’t yet have any submissions. I would love to see something for these epithets! None of us know Apollon in His entirety, so I don’t think this book would be possible were it to be written by one author. However, working together, I think we can paint a better picture of Him and give Him a better gift than we could each working alone. If you know Him by any of these names, I’d love to see a submission by you. If you don’t know Him by any of these names, work on something for Him by a name that you do recognize. Please help me make this project a worthy portrait of this god whom we hold so dear.
Apollon Aiglétes (Απόλλων Αιγλήτης), Radiant; Shining; Lightning, Averter of Storms
Apollon Akersekómes (Απόλλων Ακερσεκόμης), He of Beautiful Unbound Hair; the Unshorn
Apollon Akésios (Απολλων Ακέσιος), Healer; Averter of Evil; Healing
Apollon Akestor (Απόλλων Ακέστωρ), of Healing Arts; Averter of Evil
Apollon Áktios (Απόλλων Άκτιος), He of the Foreshore; of the seashore; God of the Shore
Apollon Alaíos (Απολλων Αλαίος), Wanderer
Apollon Àlexikakos (Απόλλων Άλεξικακος), He Who Wards Off Evil; Restrainer of Evil; He Who Diverts Calamity; Averter of Evil; Plague Healer
Apollon Amazónios (Απόλλων Αμαζόνιος), of the Amazons
Αpóllon Anax (Απόλλων Αναξ), the Great King