Apollo (pulling sun)
The Greco-Roman view of Apollo (or Helios) as a god-like man who drove the sun through the sky on his golden chariot.
In religio-mythology, Apollo, aka Apollo-Helios (300BC) or Apollo-Helios/Sol (300AD), is []


In 476BC, Anaxagoras, asserted, as summarized by Voltaire (1764), that the sun was not driven by Apollo, mounted on a chariot, but rather, based on the "evidence" of examined fallen meteors, and the reasoned postulate that moon light was reflected sunlight, that it was a hot or fiery stone, moving in a fifth element, in addition to the standard four elements, he called “aether”, which he conceived of as being in constant rotation and carried with it the celestial bodies, he was called an atheist, and had to flee.

Egyptian | Greek | Roman | Christian
See main: God character equivalences
The Egyptian mythology to Greek mythology to Roman mythology to Christianity transliteration of the gods and god sons, as summarized more fully in Mangnall’s Abstract of Heathen Mythology (1789), is as follows:



Apollo / Dionysus

Bacchus / Sol [?] (Ѻ)

God the father
Jesus | God the son


The following are related quotes:

“The initiatory rites of Demeter in Eleusis were transferred from Egypt (1.29.2). The rite of Osiris is the same as that of Dionysus and that of Isis very similar to that of Demeter; the names alone having been interchanged, and the punishments in Hades of the unrighteous, the Fields of the Righteous and the fantastic conceptions, current among the many - all these were introduced by Orpheus in imitation of the Egyptian funeral customs. (1.96.4-5). Isis, after having invented the practice of medicine, taught this art to her son Orus [Horus], named also Apollo, who was the last of the gods that reigned in Egypt.”
Diodorus Siculus (40AD) Historical Library

“On the second of these days, Arueris was born whom they call Apollo, and some call him the elder Horus.”
Plutarch (100AD), On the Isis and Osiris (pg. 33)

“To have been goddess-born, heaven-descended; to have ‘lived and died as none could live and die’, to have been believed to have done and suffered great things for the service of mankind, but above all, to have propitiated the wrath of the ‘superior deity’, and to have conquered the invisible authors of mischief; in their behalf; was such an overwhelming draft on the tender feelings, the excitement of which is one of the strongest sources of pleasure in our nature, that the best hearts and the weakest heads never gave place to the coolness and apathy of skepticism. Not a doubt was entertained that a similar series of adventures was proof of one and the same hero, and that the Grecian Apollo, the Phoenician Adonis, the AEsculapius of Athens, the Osiris of Egypt, the Christ of India, were but various names of the self-same deity; so that nothing was so easy at any time, as the business of conversion. Not incredulity, but credulity, is the characteristic propensity of mankind.”
Robert Taylor (1829), The Diegesis (pg. 18)


1. Taylor, Robert. (1829). The Diegesis: a Discovery of the Origin, Evidences, and Early History of Christianity, Never Yet Before or Elsewhere so Fully and Faithfully Set Forth (Arc) (Osiris, 5+ pgs) . London: Richard Carlile.

External links

Apollo – Wikipedia.