Series of Apollo – Epithets

Epithets

Epithets are very interesting things. I love epithets. I’m thinking of making a series of posts to explain each one of them and give them some associations. If I do that, I’ll link it here. Today I will just put a list of his epithets.

For those who don’t know what are epithets: epithets are titles of certain forms of the gods, of certain areas he may be associated with, they may be titles reffering to places of their cult, it can be seen also as surnames or names itself. Without further ado, the list:

[Greek Name/Transliteration/Latin Spelling/Translation]

  • Απολλων Θεαριος – Apollôn Thearios – Apollo Thearius – Apollo Of the Oracle
  • Απολλων Προοπσιος – Apollôn Proopsios – Apollo Proupsius – Apollo Foreseeing
  • Απολλων Κληριος  Apollôn Klêrios – Apollo Clerius – Apollo Distributing by Lot
  • Απολλων Κληδωνες – Apollôn Klêdônes – Apollo Cledones – Apollo Omen in Words and Sounds
  • Απολλων Ἑκατος – Apollôn Hekatos – Apollo Hecatus – Apollo Shooter from Afar
  • Απολλων Αγραιος – Apollôn Agraios – Apollo Agraeus – Apollo Hunter, Of the Hunt
  • Απολλων Μουσηγετης – Apollôn Mousêgetês – Apollo Musagetes – Apollo Leader of the Muses
  • Απολλων Ουλιος – Apollôn Oulios – Apollo Ulius – Apollo Of Sound Health
  • Απολλων Παιαν – Apollôn Paian – Apollo Paean – Apollo Healer
  • Απολλων Παιηον – Apollôn Paiêon – Apollo Paean – Apollo Healer
  • Απολλων Παιων – Apollôn Paiôn – Apollo Paeon – Apollo Healer
  • Απολλων Ακεσιος – Apollôn Akesios – Apollo Acesius – Apollo Of Healing
  • Απολλων Αλεξικακος – Apollôn Alexikakos – Apollo Alexicacus – Apollo Averter of Evil, Averter of Harm
  • Απολλων Επικουριος – Apollôn Epikourios – Apollo Epicurius – Apollo Succouring, Helping
  • Απολλων Βοηδρομιος – Apollôn Boêdromios – Apollo Boedromius – Apollo Rescuer
  • Απολλων Λυκιος – Apollôn Lykios – Apollo Lycius –   Apollo Of the Wolves
  • Απολλων Σμινθειος – Apollôn Smintheios – Apollo Smintheus – Apollo Of the Mice
  • Απολλων Σμινθαιος – Apollôn Sminthaios – Apollo Smintheus – Apollo Of the Mice
  • Απολλων Παρνοπιος – Apollôn Parnopios – Apollo Parnopius – Apollo Of the Locusts
  • Απολλων Πορνοπιων – Apollôn Pornopiôn – Apollo Pornopion – Apollo Of the Locusts
  • Απολλων Ερυθιβιος – Apollôn Erythibios – Apollo Erythibius – Apollo Of the Mildew
  • Απολλων Δελφινιος – Apollôn Delphinios – Apollo Delphinius – Apollo Of the Dolphins
  • Απολλων Ακτιος – Apollôn Aktios – Apollo Actius – Apollo Of the Foreshore
  • Απολλων Θεοξενιος – Apollôn Theoxenios – Apollo Theoxenius – Apollo God (Protector) of Strangers, Foreigners
  • Απολλων Επιβατηεριος – Apollôn Epibatêrios – Apollo Epibaterius – Apollo Of Sacrifices on Disembarkation
  • Απολλων Κορυνθος – Apollôn Korynthos – Apollo Corynthus – Apollo Of the (Sacred) Corynthus-Cake
  • Απολλων Ενθρυπτος – Apollôn Enthryptos – Apollo Enthryptus – Apollo Of the (Sacred) Enthryptos-Cake
  • Απολλων Αργυιευς – Apollôn Argyieus – Apollo Argyeus – Apollo Of the Streets
  • Απολλων Προστατηριος – Apollôn Prostatêrios – Apollo Prostaterius – Apollo Standing Before (the Entrance)
  • Απολλων Ὁριος – Apollôn Horios – Apollo Horius – Apollo Of Borders, Boundaries
  • Απολλων Δεκατηφορος – Apollôn Dekatêphoros – Apollo Decatephorus – Apollo Bringer of Tithes
  • Απολλων Αιγλητος – Apollôn Aiglêtos – Apollo Aegletus – Apollo Shining
  • Απολλων Θερμιος – Apollôn Thermios – Apollo Thermius – Apollo Of Lupine Flowers
  • Απολλων Καρνειος – Apollôn Karneios – Apollo Carneus – Apollo Of the Cornel-Tree
  • Απολλων Πατρωιος – Apollôn Patrôios – Apollo Patroeus – Apollo Of the Fathers, Ancestral
  • Απολλων Διονυσοδοτης – Apollôn Dionysodotês – Apollo Dionysodotes – Apollo Bestower of Dionysus
  • Απολλων Πυθιος – Apollôn Pythios – Apollo Pythius – Apollo Of the Python
  • Απολλων Λατωιος – Apollôn Latôios – Apollo Latoeus – Apollo Son of Leto
  • Απολλων Αρχηγετης – Apollôn Arkhêgetês – Apollo Archegetes – Apollo Founder (of Megara’s Walls)
  • Απολλων Ακταιος – Apollôn Aktaios – Apollo Actaeus – Apollo Of the Coast
  • Απολλων Σποδιος – Apollôn Spodios – Apollo Spodius – Apollo Of (Altar) Ashes
  • Απολλων Μελιαι – Apollôn Meliai – Apollo Meliae – Apollo Of the Ash-Trees
  • Απολλων Πλατανιστιος – Apollôn Platanistios – Apollo Platanistius – Of the Plane-Trees
  • Απολλων Δειραδιωτης – Apollôn Deiradiôtês – Apollo Diradiotes – Of the Ridge

I’d like to add some epithets that still don’t have a translation. “The meaning of some of his titles remain obscure”:

  • Απολλων Μαλεατος – Apollôn Maleatos – Apollo Maleatus
  • Απολλων Μαλοεις – Apollôn Maloeis – Apollo Maloeis
  • Απολλων Ακριτης – Apollôn Akritês – Apollo Acrites
  • Απολλων Καρινος – Apollôn Karinos – Apollo Carinus 
  • Απολλων Θυρξευς – Apollôn Thyrxeus – Apollo Thyrxeus
  • Απολλων Αργεωτας – Apollôn Argeôtas – Apollo Argeotas
  • Απολλων Κερεατας – Apollôn Kereatas – Apollo Cereatas
  • Απολλων Λαφριος – Apollôn Laphrios – Apollo Laphrius

There are also epithets of the places of the cult of Apollo, like Apollôn Delphios, but I think that this post is also a bit large. If you wish to see the epithets related to the places or see where I get the epithets, go to this page in theoi.com.

Thank you,
Andy.

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