apollo (uh-pol-oh) Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto. He represented one of the most important Olympian deities. His sculptures showed him as a beardless, athletic young man. He was the god of many things, including light, sun, truth, prophecy, music, poetry, the arts, and iTunes. TODAY The guy you have to yell at three times because he canâ€™t hear you when you tell him heâ€™s stepping on your bag.