This is my shrine of Apollon Lykeios that I pray at in my private room upon rising and before bed.
The sculpture I crafted to represent the wolfish Apollon as Lykeios refers both to light and to wolf. This work I intentionally created anthromorphic, which is atypical of Hellenic representation of the gods but I felt appropriate for the nature of Apollon Lykeios. As such this statue represents the destructive/creative nature of Apollon via the bow and the torch, and the serpent entwined around his foot. Around his feet are five candles, as five represents his solar connections as the light-bearing king. Continue reading