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PHOEBUS description Phoebus, in Greek mythology, was the son of Zeus and the goddess Leto (who raised the hearts of men in pain) and the twin of Artemis. Apollo is considered the solar deity par excellence, god of all beautiful things, music, art, poetry and also guided and protected the muses, travelers and sailors. He was considered the prophet of Zeus for his divining powers. As a solar god he also bore the name of Febo (he who spends, which lights up) and traveled the sky on a chariot of gold and gems, driven by four horses that emitted fire from the nostrils. But Febo was also a warlike god, sower of death and destruction, as Homer recalls in the first book of the Iliad. Apollo loved many women including Dafne (see Myth of Daphne) and also two young boys (Ciparisso and Giacinto). In his honor in Greece the Pythani games were celebrated and in Rome the Apollinari games. The animals sacred to Apollo were the wolf and the swan and among the plants the laurel and the olive tree. In Latin mythology it is always identified as Apollo, son of Jupiter and Latona and retains the same characteristics of the Greek divinity. Giosuè Carducci - Juvenilia (1850) Book II - To Febo Apolline Of the ethereal chariot Sovereign agitator, It whips the fiery horses with winged feet, Beautiful Titan.