GLIMPSE OF APOLLO IN PHOTOS

Images of the Archer and Sun Gods temple sites and varied artefacts connected with Apollo and his followers.

IMAGES FROM THE BOOK” SOLDIERS OF APOLLO,”  BY DANIEL P BUCKLEY

TO BE RELEASED IN THE NEW YEAR 2018.

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SIGN OF APOLLO FORGED FROM SEVEN LINES NUMBER SEVEN BEING THE DEITIES SACRED NUMBER.

THE CROSS IN THE CENTRE REPRESENTS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH.

THE IMAGE ALSO DEPICTS ARROWHEADS CONFIRMING HIS  ROLE AS THE ARCHER DEITY.

ALL THE LINES VIEWED TOGETHER DISPLAY A SUNBURST THE SIGN OF THE SUN GOD APOLLO.

Temple of Apollo Naxos the Gateway

ICONIC RUINS OF THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO WHICH STANDS OVERLOOKING THE HARBOUR ON THE ISLAND OF NAXOS.

 

 

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CHARIOTEER STATUE SCULPTED BY SOTADES  –  THE DELPHI MUSEUM AN ICONIC STATUE DEDICATED TO PYTHIAN APOLLO BY POLYZALOS THE TYRANT OF GELA SICILY. WINNER OF THE FOUR HORSE CHARIOT RACE IN THE GAMES CIRCA 474 B.C.

ORIGINALLY A CHARIOT AND FOUR HORSES  ACCOMPANIED THE FIGURE ALAS NOW LOST TO MOTHER EARTH AND TIME.

THE ATHLETIC YOUTHFUL CHARIOTEER STANDS AT 5.11 [1.8M]  IN HEIGHT AND IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE ” LOST WAX,” BRONZE METHOD CRAFTED IN THE ”SEVERE,” STYLE.

IT CAPTURES FOR THE VIEWER AN ANCIENT MOMENT IN TIME JUST AFTER VICTORY WITH THE WINNER HOLDING THE REINS IN CONTROL OF HIS EMOTIONS PARADING BEFORE THE CHEERING CROWDS IN THE GRANDSTANDS.

 

SICILY AND CRETE VIDEO AND PHOTOS PLUS YORK PRESTON 422  CONSTANTINE THE GREATS VICTORY ARCH SITUATED BESIDE THE COLISEUM IN  ROME.

CONSTANTINE WAS A FOLLOWER AND SOLDIER OF APOLLO THE EASTERN SUN GOD.

HE WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AND PROMOTING CHRISTIANITY AS THE STATE RELIGION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

TEMPLE OF APOLLO DELPHI

THE SACRED SITE OF DELPHI- THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO.

 

 

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OMPHALOS THE NAVEL OF THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH SAID TO HAVE ONCE STOOD IN THE  SACRED INNER ADYTON WHERE THE PYTHIA  CONNECTED SPIRITUALLY WITH THE DEITY APOLLO AND ISSUED THE DELPHIC ORACLES TO THE WORLD.

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BRONZE STATUETTES EXCAVATED FORM THE ANCIENT TEMPLE OF  APOLLO AT  DREROS ON CRETE

THE TEMPLE  IS A REMINDER OF THE MINOAN TYPE SHRINES FOUND AROUND MINOAN CRETE AND ON THE SACRED MINOAN PEAK SANCTUARY SITES.

ONE OF THE OLDEST KNOWN TEMPLES OF APOLLO IN GREECE DATING TO THE EIGHTH CENTURY B.C. A RECTANGULAR BUILDING IT CONTAINED A SUNKEN HEARTH AND PIT FOR SACRIFICIAL OFFERINGS AND HORNED ALTAR SIMILAR TO THE ALTAR AT DELOS WHICH STOOD AGAINST THE WEST WALL OF THE TEMPLE.

THE STATUETTES  ” SPHYRELATON”  DISCOVERED NEAR A SHELF STOOD A METER OFF THE FLOOR IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO.

THE YOUTHFUL DEITY IS DEPICTED WEARING A MINOAN – CRETAN STYLE LOIN CLOTH CONNECTING THE DIETY WITH THE MINOAN YOUTHFUL DEITY THE MASTER OF ANIMALS – PAIAWON -APOLLO.

THIS SITE SEES A FUSION OF MINOAN- GREEK DEITIES AND RELIGION CAPTURED IN THE TEMPLE DEDICATED TO DELPHINIOS APOLLO AT DREROS ON CRETE.

BOTH THE DELPHIC AND CRETAN CULTS OF PYTHIAN APOLLO SHARE A BACKGROUND

THAT STRETCHES BACK TO THE ANCIENT MINOAN WORLD ON CRETE AND THE MINOAN DEITIES.

OTHER SITES ON CRETE CONFIRM THE STRONG ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE DEITY APOLLO AT GORTYN, LATO, MALLA, OLOUS, LYTTOS, PRINIAS, PRAISOS, ITANOS, HIERAPYTNA AND KYDONIA.

APOLLO STANDS BETWEEN HIS SACRED TWIN ARTEMIS AND HIS MOTHER LETO.

THE APPOLINE TRIAD CULT FIGURINES ARE ON DISPLAY IN THE HERAKLION MUSEUM CRETE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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