Study Guide

Apollo - Apollo and Hyacinthus

Advertisement - Guide continues below

Apollo and Hyacinthus

Wanted for the murder of his lover, Hyacinthus, a young and handsome prince of Sparta. The subject (Apollo) is accused of killing Hyacinthus with a throwing discus.

Case Status: Dismissed. The court has determined that though Apollo threw the discus, Zephyrus (god of the west wind), caused the discus to veer in the direction of Hyacinthus and strike him dead. To honor his deceased lover, Apollo created a flower out of Hyacinthus's blood.

This is a premium product

Tired of ads?

Join today and never see them again.

Please Wait...