Apollo and Artemis are the twin gods; he is the god of sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music and poetry, and she is the goddess of the moon, hunt, archery, wild animal, wilderness, childbirth and virginity.
Apollo had many lovers, men (Hyacinth, Cyrapissus) and women (Cassandra, Dafne). Also he is the father of many children, for example Asclepius, son of Coronis; Orpheus, son of Calliope; Aristaeus, son of Cyrene; and Philammon, son of Chione. Meanwhile, Artemis, a strong and brave maiden, had not any children nor lover, except her hunting companion Orion. But, as the goddess of virginity, she never got married with someone.
They are the children of Zeus and the mortal Leto. When Zeus’ wife Hera discovered that Leto was pregnant and that Zeus was the father, she banned Leto from giving birth on “terra firma”. In her wanderings, Leto found the newly created floating island of Delos, which was neither mainland nor a real island. She gave birth there Artemis first, and she became her mother’s mid-wife upon the birth of her brother Apollo.
- eddie redmayne as apollo
- keira knightley as artemis