Campaign of the Month: June 2012
Arrow of Apollo
Artifact of the God Apollo
This golden arrow may be fired from any bow. It flies true, always striking its intended target. It is said that any target hit by Apollo’s arrow is instantly slain (though this may only occur if Apollo himself fires the arrow).
According to Ionian legend:
Hera was jealous of Leto, mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus, and sent the great dragon Python to kill her. In order to protect his mother, Apollo begged Hephaestus, the blacksmith god, for a bow and arrows and then proceeded to kill the beast. He was only four days old at the time, but he had grown at an astonishing speed.
Other myths say that Python had try to kill Leto before Apollo and Artemis were born. After Apollo was born, Zeus gave him a golden bow and golden arrows made my Hephaestus and the Cyclopes. Apollo then set out to find Python so he could kill the beast and claim the Oracle of Delphi.
These few arrows are sacred to most all Olympian worshippers, and extremely holy to those who follow Apollo.