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Former good articleApollo was one of the Philosophy and religion good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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October 30, 2005Good article nomineeListed
April 5, 2007Peer reviewReviewed
December 6, 2007Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article

Apollo Smintheus[edit]

The caption for the Temple of Apollo Smintheus links to the city or Canakkale when in fact the temple is located in the Province of Canakkale. SquashEngineer (talk) 17:29, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've replaced the link with one to the province. Deor (talk) 18:00, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It seems that Aplu was not a Hurrian deity, and the relevant information has been deleted from the article Aplu (deity). The article Aplu (deity) was proposed for deletion. Jestmoon(talk) 07:39, 9 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apollo May Not Be Horus: Zeus May Be...[edit]

The God, Apollo, might not be the Egyptianesque God, Horus. As Deity of the Sky and Royal Kingship, Horus is probably more closely associated with the King of the Gods and God of the Sky, Zeus. Perhaps Apollo's Egyptian-equivalent Godship status should be changed to reflect this, or it should be questioned for the purpose of not deceiving the reader. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:5CC:8201:F50:982F:60BC:F77C:1EA2 (talk) 21:43, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 4 January 2022[edit]

spell god with a small 'g' 2C0F:F8F0:3C82:0:115E:37FF:B5FE:C970 (talk) 15:50, 4 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: We use sentence case for headings, headers, and captions, per Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Headings, headers, and captions. NebY (talk) 16:00, 4 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 12 March 2022[edit]

In this line it states that, Artemis, is the brother of, Apollo. When in fact, Artemis, is the twin sister of, Apollo. I would be really appreciative if this typo was corrected thank you. PearceWolfy98 (talk) 07:12, 12 March 2022 (UTC)"One of the most important and complex of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt." PearceWolfy98 (talk) 07:12, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: Sentence is currently correct. "he is"... "the twin brother of Artemis" Cannolis (talk) 09:09, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Male Lovers; Helenus[edit]

This sentence "Helenus, the son of Priam and a Trojan Prince, was a lover of Apollo and received from him an ivory bow with which he later wounded Achilles in the hand" should be changed to say "Helenus, a son of King Priam, was a prince of Troy and a lover of Apollo. From Apollo he received an ivory bow with which he later wounded Achilles in the hand" or some other variation. The reason it should be changed is that in the original sentence it reads as if Helenus was the son of a Trojan Prince and King Priam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:647:CD00:DF0:886E:F5B8:37FC:DA45 (talk) 17:26, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. Deor (talk) 19:43, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor error / lack of citiation[edit]

The page states "Apollo is usually described as carrying a golden bow and a quiver of silver arrows." This is actually wrong in a couple ways: in modern times, Apollo is typically depicted with both a golden bow and golden arrows, as the current association with Apollo and the Sun has led to Apollo accordingly being linked to the color gold (and Artemis, in turn, with silver.) In antiquity, however, Apollo was more commonly depicted as having a silver bow and silver arrows. For example, consider the Iliad, which is one of our better primary sources on ancient Greek mythology [1].

If the page is going to contradict the Iliad's description, then it should have 1) a good citation for the golden bow (currently there is no citation) and a note that descriptions vary, since the Iliad is an exceptionally prominent work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:55, 10 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've fudged the sentence in the lead to refer to "a silver or golden bow and a quiver of silver or golden arrows", since a golden bow and golden arrows are referenced in the "Python" subsection. (Refs are usually omitted in the lead for statements referenced elsewhere in an article.) Better now? Deor (talk) 18:18, 10 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I defer to you / other experienced editors. Just wanted to make sure you were armed with the information. (talk) 19:20, 10 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]