He is identified as the personification of the sun and the divinity of light.
According to mythology he is son of Zeus and twin brother of Artemis. During his birth, which took place in the island of Ortigia (Siracusa), the island became covered with a cloak of gold and, from then onwards, received the name Delos, which means shining. He is identified as the personification of the sun and the divinity of light. Apollo set off on a long journey to look for his oracle, establishing it at Delphi, the centre of the earth, from where he proclaimed his prophecies.
He was the inspiration for the Muses.