With Lyre and Bow: A Devotional in Honor of Apollo

WlaB_FrontCoverEdited by Jennifer Lawrence

Price: $12.99
Publication Date: 31 July 2016
Place of Publication: Asheville, North Carolina
ISBN: 978-1535388207
Pages: 244 pp
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5″x 8″

Far-Shooter. Foreseer.

Wolf. Raven. Rat. Swan.

Bringer of Health and Plague. Master of Song and Poetry. Lord of Truth and Enlightenment.

Olympian God of prophecy and healing, archery and light and music, Apollo was honored throughout the ancient Mediterranean and across the Roman Empire. A paradoxical God, he is associated with both wisdom and virility, with compassion and cruelty, with fatherhood and youth. Twin to the virginal Artemis, he took many mortal lovers, male and female, and sired numerous children — at least one of whom, the healer Asklepios, ascended to godhood himself.

Despite the deliberate destruction of His temples, Apollo was never forgotten. Renaissance artists and philosophers found in Him a worthy and willing patron, and in the centuries since his devotees have only grown in number. Among them are the contributors to this anthology, whose poems, essays, artwork, rites, and short fiction celebrate the God in all his wondrous complexity.

And so we sing, as they did in ancient days: hail to you, Son of Thunder and Lightning.

Io Paean!

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Table of Contents

Apollo by K.S. Roy … 3

Dedication … 5

Introduction by Rebecca Buchanan … 13

Songs and Poems

Apollon by Nicole Lungeanu … 15

Adoration by Sabina Lungeanu … 16

An Ever-Burning Lamp by Hillary Lyon … 17

Another Day at the Office for Apollo by Jon Wesick … 18

Apollo (13) by Gareth Writer-Davies … 20

Apollon Agetor by Jessica Orlando … 21

Apollo Among the Hyperboreans by T.J. O’Hare … 22

Apollo, Lord of Truth by Jessica Orlando … 23

Apollo of Perdition by Ellen Denton … 25

Apollo on the Sibyl by John J. Brugaletta … 26

Archer’s Prayer by Hélio Pires … 28

Ars Gratia Artis by Sabina Lungeanu … 29

Breaking Gold by Shauna Aura Knight … 30

Conflagration by Mari … 32

Cyparissus by Michael Routery … 33

Daphne by Neile Graham … 34

Hymn to Apollo by Callum Hurley … 35

Hymn to Apollo by Jennifer Lawrence … 36

Hymn to Apollo V by Rebecca Buchanan … 38

Hymn to Apollo VII by Rebecca Buchanan … 39

Hymn to Pythios by Samantha Lykeia Sanders … 40

I am Apollo by A.J. Huffman … 42

I Saw a Crow by A.J. Huffman … 43

Light of My Heart by Jessica Orlando … 44

Lovesong by Sabina Lungeanu … 46

Lykeios by Sabina Lungeanu … 47

Metaphysics by Sabina Lungeanu … 48

Midwinter by Sabina Lungeanu … 49

Mississippi Apollo by Kayleigh Ayn Bohémier … 50

My Golden God by Jessica Orlando … 51

Offering by Sabina Lungeanu … 52

On Delos by Terence Kuch … 53

“On Delos was bright Apollo born” by Terence Kuch … 54

Paean by Sabina Lungeanu … 55

Phoebus-Apollo Sutra by T.J. O’Hare … 56

A Poet’s Prayer by Mari … 58

Portrait by Sabina Lungeanu … 59

Prayer by Sabina Lungeanu … 60

Reason by Terence Kuch … 61

Smintheus by Steven Klepetar … 62

The Song Eternal by Jason Ross Inczauskis … 63

A Sonnet for Apollo by Michael Routery … 65

Sonnet to Apollo by Audrey Greathouse … 66

Sun-God’s Crown by Jennifer Lawrence … 67

To Apollo by Callum Hurley … 69

To Apollon Musagetes by Samantha Lykeia Sanders … 71

Transported by Gary Beck … 73

We Address by Hillary Lyon … 74


The Sun and Ocarina by Callum Hurley … 75

Apollo’s Demon Dagger by John Opsopaus Ph.D. … 76

As Bright as the Sun: Comparing Apollo and Freyr by Hélio Pires … 92

Celestial Light: The Iconography of Apollon and Heru-Wer by Samantha Lykeia Sanders …. 106

The Light of Apollon by Amanda Artemisia Forrester … 113


Phoebus Apollo and the Hours by Georg Friedrich Kersting … 147

The Blue Bird and the Raven by Rebecca Buchanan … 148

Daphne’s Errand by Maggie Koger … 184

The Oracle of Delphi by Joe Giordano … 192

Rites and Recipes

Apollo and the Nine Muses by Gustave Moreau … 203

Anointing Oil Recipes by Tina Georgitsis … 204

New Year’s Tribute to Apollo by Hélio Pires … 205

Offering to Apollo by Callum Hurley … 209

Sunny Lemon Cookies by Rebecca Buchanan … 210

Thargelia for Solitaries by Samantha Lykeia Sanders … 212

Three Incense Recipes by Tina Georgitsis … 218

Apollo Altar by Devon Power … 221

Appendix A: Public Domain Hymns — Homeric Hymn 3 to Pythian Apollo; Homeric Hymn 21; Orphic Hymn 34; Philostratus the Elder, Imagines 2. 19; Philostratus the Younger, Imagines 14 … 222

Appendix B: Recommended Reading … 226

Appendix C: Our Contributors … 227

Appendix D: About Bibliotheca Alexandrina — Current Titles — Forthcoming Titles … 240