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In Greek mythology, a god, son of Zeus and Leto and brother of Artemis. He is associated with music, poetic inspiration, archery, prophecy, medicine, pastoral life, and the sun; the sanctuary at Delphi was dedicated to him.

Apollo is also the name for the American space programme for landing astronauts on the moon. Apollo 8 was the first mission to orbit the moon (1968), Apollo 11 was the first to land astronauts (1969), and five further landings took place up to 1972.

Apollo Belvedere an ancient statue of Apollo, now in the Belvedere Gallery of the Vatican Museum.

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