Symbols and icons of this deity
Apollo has many symbols and sacred animals so I’ll arrange them in a list:
- The lyre. Apollo is seen with a lyre because of his form as god of music.
- A bow and arrows. Apollo is seen with a bow and arrows, such as his sister, Artemis.
- The number 7. When searching about him I realize his number is 7. Actually, every 7th day of the greek month was dedicated to him.
- The sun, being a god associated with it.
- A wreath of bay leaves. Or a golden laurel.
- The wolves are associated with him because of an epithet. (Apollo Lykios)
- The mice are also associated with him because of an epithet. (Apollo Smintheios)
- So are the locusts. (Apollo Parnopios)
- He is also associated with dolphins.
- The snakes are associated with him because of a myth where he defeated Python.
- The swans are also another form of him.
- So are the raven.
- His colors are gold, yellow and white.
If I forget any of other symbols just say it, either by comment or by email, please.