Plato, Cratylus - Greek Philosophy C4th.C. Helios reluctantly agreed, but the boy could not control the fiery steeds, and set the earth ablaze. The forms on earth are imperfect duplicates of the intellectual celestial ideas. The original and essential featurein the character of Apollo is that of "the averter of evil" (Apellôn he is originally a divinity peculiar to the Doric race; and the most ancient seats of his worship are the Thessalian Tempe and Delphi. 3, 19) Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. According to the legend, it was wooden made of laurel branches. 603) delighting the immortal gods with his play on the phorminx during their repast ; and the Homeric bards derived their art of song either from Apollo or the Muses. Helice replies this to her : Night is guiltless. 93 However, while usually Greek festivals were celebrated at the full moon, all the feasts of Apollo were celebrated at the seventh day of the month, and the emphasis given to that day ( sibutu ) indicates a Babylonian origin. Just as in the arts the Greeks sought some reality behind appearances, so in mathematics they sought permanent principles which could be applied wherever the conditions were the same. Other attributes of his included the kithara (an advanced version of the common lyre the plectrum and the sword. Parts of a teraccotta capital, and a teraccotta base have been found.