The most celebrated of his loves were the nymph Daphne, princess Koronis (Coronis), huntress Kyrene (Cyrene) and youth Hyakinthos (Hyacinthus). The stories of Apollo's lovers Daphne and Kyrene can be found on their own separate pages--see the Apollo pages sidebar.
Apollo never got married, but there once came a time when he got very close to marriage. This story happened in Aetolia, in Western Greece, with the beautiful princess Marpissa. Marpissa's father, King Evinos, was a son of the war-god Ares and therefore a very skillful fighter.
In the myth, Apollo falls madly in love with Daphne, a woman sworn to remain a virgin. Apollo hunts Daphne who refuses to accept his advances. Right at the moment he catches her, she turns into a laurel tree, a scene famously depicted in Bernini's Apollo and Daphne sculpture.
In Greek mythology, Hyacinthus was a Spartan prince of remarkable beauty and a lover of the sun god Apollo.
Greek god Apollo never married. But he did inherit his father's lustful ways, and had several love affairs with both men and women. He even fathered a large number of children out of marriage.
Chione: daughter of Daedalion. Their son was Philammon, sometimes said to be the son of Philonis. Arsinoe: daughter of Leukippos. Their son was Asklepios (Asclepius).
Apollo the God of Light, the eternally beautiful youth, was also know for his affairs with both men and women.
As with the other major divinities, Apollo had many children; perhaps the most famous are Orpheus (who inherited his father's musical skills and became a virtuoso with the lyre or kithara), Asclepius (to whom he gave his knowledge of healing and medicine) and, according to the 5th-century BCE tragedian Euripides, the ...
Besides dalliances with numerous nymphs, Apollo was also lover to Macedonian Prince Hyakinthos, who died catching a thrown discus, then turned by the god into the hyacinth flower. The Pseudo-Apollodorus also said Apollo had been with Thracian singer Thamyris in the first man-on-man relationship in history.
He was unlucky in love
For all his weakness for nymphs and beautiful mortals, very few were willing to receive his advances. For example, the nymph Daphne ran away from him when he tried to pull her into his arms.
Turns out that not only was Apollo in love with Hyacinthus, but so was Zephyrus, the west wind. Seeing how attached Apollo and Hyacinthus were, he grew jealous, and in an old-fashioned twist on “If I can't have him no one can” he deliberately blows the discus into Hyacinthus' path, killing him.
The story goes that one day, Apollo was throwing a discus with Hyacinth. Either through his own mistake or through the jealous intervention of Zephyrus, Apollo threw the discus and hit Hyacinthus in the head with it, killing him. Unwilling to let his lover die, Apollo made flowers grow from his spilled blood.
Apollo was the lover of all the Muses. He loved them all equally and since he couldn't marry all nine of them, he decided to remain unwed.
APOLLINA: feminine form of Greek Apollo, the god of the sun. Variants include Abbelina, Abbeline, Abellona (Dan.), Apollinaris (Lat.), Apolline (Fr.), Apollinia, Apollonia, Apollyne, Appoline, Appolinia, and Appolonia.
Coronis was pregnant with Apollo's child when she decided to sleep with the mortal, so Apollo killed them both, but he rescued the child from her womb.
Falling in love… Literally.
Only when he learns of his special connection to the sun god Apollo does Icarus set his sights on the heavens. Infatuated, he does everything in his power to attract the handsome deity's attention.
Adonis was also said to have been loved by other gods such as Apollo, Heracles and Dionysus. He was described as androgynous for he acted like a man in his affections for Aphrodite but as a woman for Apollo. "Androgynous" here means that Adonis took on a passive "feminine" role in his love with Apollo.
Muses, the nine goddesses of arts, poetry, and song were all his lovers.
Asclepius is said to have been Apollo's favorite demigod child. Asclepius became even more skilled in medicine than his father Apollo, most likely because he devoted all of his time to it.
Weaknesses: Like his father Zeus, Apollo gets in trouble over love. Birthplace: On the sunny Greek island of Delos, where he was born along with his twin sister, Artemis. Another tradition gives the islands of Lato, now called Paximadia, off the southern coast of Crete. Spouse: Apollo was never married.
The most famous, however, were Daphne, a nymph Apollo fell in love with after being struck with Cupid's arrow (but Daphne didn't like him, having been shot with a leaden arrow that caused her to be repulsed by Apollo, so her father, the river god Peneus, turned her into a laurel tree to save her from the god's advances ...
Description. As with other archetypes, the Apollo archetype is not gender-specific. "Women often find that a particular [male] god exists in them as well, just as I found that when I spoke about goddesses men could identify a part of themselves with a specific goddess.