Sam.Souder.Musical.Worship.Minister

Abilene.Christian.University.Musical.Worship.Ministers

SamSouder Claims to be Chief Shepherd: more powerful than God.

SAM: Our role as worship leaders is to MINISTER  to the heart of God Himself
        our worship is about HIM and Him alone.
        We also serve to BLESS those who gather for worship in OUR services
,
        not so that they can walk away “satisfied” or “FILLED” by the music,   
       
but so that SPACE is created for THEM to encounter the living God.

Clement.of.Alexandria.Exhortation.to.the.Heathen

Again, the same writer of comedy, expressing his dissatisfaction with the common usages, tries to expose the impious arrogance of the prevailing error in the drama of the Priestess, sagely declaring:-

"If a man drags the Deity
Whither he will by the sound of cymbals,
He that does this is greater than the Deity;
But these are the instruments of audacity and means of living
Invented by men."

Sabbath means REST able to READ the Word of God only. Sabbath was never a DAY OF WORSHIP. Those who "worshipped" when the Jacob-cursed and God-Abandoned Levites made instrumental NOISE fell on their face.  There is no MUSIC in a tuneful sense in the Bible. Instruments ALWAYS mark those who refuse to Listen to and obey God's Word.  Mechanical instruments are always connected to burning because ANATHEMA marks anyone who performs claiming to ENHANCE God's Word.  These musicians are called SORCERERS (Miriam, Levites, priests of the Mother Goddess--emasculated).  They are also liars and will or have been CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE as they are CONSUMED with their own BREATH (spisit).

Our Lord-God fills the universe: He is not worshiped in HOUSES built by human hands NOR is He worshipped by the WORKS of Human Hands. To MARK those OF the World, Kosmos, Ecumennical or the Kingdom of the Devil, God limits our assembly to SPEAK or READ that which is written for our learning. There is no command, example or remote inference of God calling any one out of their REST to sing with or without instruments.  Sam, you are MARKED.

But you, worship leader—you know (or at least you ought to know) where you are LEADING them. Ours is not a role of “forcing worship” upon OUR people.
It is merely PROMPTING them out of the sheep pen
and into a space where the kingdom of God
does its transformative work within them.

Sam wants you out of the SheepFold of Jesus by claiming that his "works of human hands" now has the right to lead you into the World, the Kosmos, the Ecumenical or the Kingdom of Satan.

THIS IS ANTICHRIST
Luke.17.Kingdom.Not.Observation

Luke 17:20  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
        when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said,
        The kingdom of God cometh not with OBSERVATION:
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for,
        behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

paratēr-ēsis , eōs, , observation, dieilēmmenoi eis paratērēsin kept under surveillance, so that it can be observed, Ev. Luc. 17.20 : in bad sense, close observation, to detect faults, ets
2.. observance of rules,  pathos [a^, eos, to, paskhōpoieō ,
empirical observation, Opposite. logismos, so kata historian ē  Against Recorded History
poieō ,A. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of art your skhēma,
4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea
p. theogoniēn Hellēsi p. Phaidran, Saturous, [the BEAST] kōmōdian, tragōdian,  “palinōdian
b. represent in poetry, c. describe in verse,theon en epesin
d. invent,kainous theous (the BEAST is a KAINOS or New Style of music or Satyric Drama.)
pathos  A.that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident, II. of the soul, emotion, passion
sophia , A.cleverness or skill in handicraft and art, in music and singing, tekhnē kai s. h.Merc.483, cf. 511; in poetry, divination, sensation (including pleasure and pain)V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment, to sphodron kai enthousiastikon p. Longin.8.1; “pathos poiein3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate,

Clement: And not only Menander, but Homer also, and Euripides, and other poets in great numbers,
        expose your gods, and are wont to RATE them, and that soundly too.
        For instance, they call Aphrodité dog-fly, and Hephaestus a cripple. Helen says to Aphrodité:-

"Thy godship abdicate!
Renounce Olympus! ( Il., iii. 406.)
And of Dionysus, Homer writes without reserve:-
"He, mid their frantic ORGIES, in the groves
Of lovely Nyssa, put to shameful rout
The youthful Bacchus' nurses; they in fear,
Dropped each her thyrsus, scattered by the hand
Of fierce Lycurgus, with an ox-goad armed. (Il., vi 132.)

That CLAIMS the role of the Judas Goat. If you are a Scribe or Pharisee Jesus defines you as a Hypocrite. Jude says that you were Fore Ordained

Matt. 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men:
for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Matt. 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye DEVOUR widows’ houses,
and for a pretence make long prayer: [HYMNS]
wherefore ye shall receive the greater damnation
.

Humnos , ho, A. hymn, ode, in praise of gods or heroes (“kai ti ēn eidos ōdēs eukhai pros theous, onoma de humnoi epekalounto Pl.Lg.700b;

Plat. Laws 700b
one class of SONG was that of PRAYERS to the gods, which bore the name of “HYMNS

Paul's corrupting the Word is selling learning at retail defined as prostitution: the Greek Civil society agreed:

1 i.e., solemn chants sung to the “cithara” or lyre. “Dithyrambs” were choral odes to Dionysus; “paeans” were mostly hymns of praise to Apollo. [Abaddon, Apollyon: the name of the SERVICE of the Levites or soothsayers]

Plat. Laws 936c There shall be no beggar in our State; and if anyone attempts to beg, and to collect a livelihood by ceaseless [making Poieo meter, hymns] prayers, the market-stewards shall expel him from the market, and the Board of city-stewards from the city, and from any other district he shall be driven across the border by the country-stewards, to the end that the land may be wholly purged of such a creature.

Matt. 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte,
and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Jesus defined Hypocrites in Isaiah 29 and Ezekiel 33. Sam, no one would PERMIT you to read the Bible before they sold you that sheep skin. That was your permit to BUY and SELL. The Holy Spirit means that God put His WORDS into the MOUTH of the Prophets. You should be proud that you are part of End Time Propphecy.

The Prototype of Babylon-Tyre Israel. Sodom not spiritual Israel.  HYPOCRITES
Jesus referenced Isaiah and Ezekiel to define the national Worship of the Starry Host--Abaddon The End-Time Fulfillment
For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, a king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and companies, and much people. Ezek 26:7

They will plunder your wealth and
    loot your merchandise;
    they will break down your walls
    and demolish your fine houses

    and throw your stones, TIMBER and rubble into the sea. Ezek 26:12

Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses,

and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying,

Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Eze 33:30

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music [sound] of your harps will be heard no more. Ezek 26:13

The LXX is more forceful in showing that both the music and the musicians would be silenced---



"And he shall destroy the multitude of thy musicians, and the sound of thy psalteries shall be heard no more." Ezek. 26:13 LXX
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words,
    but they do not put them into practice.

With their mouths they express devotion (Lord, Lord as amorousness - inordinate love),

    but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain (commerce or trade or attendance). Eze 33:31
Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.   2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird
  And the voice of
harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; Rev 18:22
then I will bring you down with those who go    down to the pit,
     to the people of long ago
    I will make you dwell in the earth below,
as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the PIT,and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. Ezek 26:20


Isaiah 14:11 Thy POMP is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy VIOLS: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms [maggots] cover thee.

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise [
tŭmultus] of thy songs [carmen]  for I will not hear the melody [cantĭcum] of thy viols
Indeed, to them you are NOTHING MORE
    than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice
and [NOTHING MORE than one who]
    plays (make melody on) an instrument well,
for they hear your words
    but do not put them into practice. Eze 33
Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee;

and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:

for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries WERE all nations deceived.

I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more:
    though thou be sought for,
    yet shalt thou never be found again, saith the Lord God. Ezek 26:2

ALL Singing especially with Carnal Weapons are the MARK of SORCERERS or Witches (may look male)

When all of this this comes true--

and it surely will--

then they will know that a prophet has been among them." Eze 33:33

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
     Revelation 19:20 And the BEAST was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Sam Souder Our job is to merely OPEN the gate and lead them into GREENER pastures.

The Church of Christ is the Sheepfold and the Sheppard stands at the gate to keep the wolves from ENTERING.

Matt. 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matt. 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
        and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
prophēt-euō    A   to be a prophētēs or interpreter of the gods, “manteueo, Moisa, prophateusō d' egō
to be a quack doctorwill be thy intermediary in asking this,
MAD
mant-euomai
   II. consult an oracle, seek DIVINATION Delphoisi [APOLLYON'S ORACLE] III. later, of the god, give an oracle,
    The Mad Women of Corinth are silenced by Paul.  Very rarely would a male sing and play and claim to be hooked to a god.
http://www.piney.com/Euripides.Ion.html
Eur. Ion 369 There is no one who will be your interpreter. [370] If Phoebus [APOLLYON] appeared evil in his own home,
        he would rightly do some harm to the one who gave you the oracle.
Cease this, lady. There must be no consultation contrary to the god.
For we would come to such folly as that,
        [375] if we shall WORK on the gods to SAY what they are NOT willing to say,
        either by sacrifice of sheep at the altar or through the flight of birds.
For what we violently strive after, when the gods are unwilling, we possess as unwilling goods, lady; [380] whatever they give willingly is a benefit to us.
dios    1. of goddesses, “dia thea10.290; more freq. dia theaōn,
MUSICIANS  Always DAUGHTERS whatever the appearance
A.Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateres

Moisa,
II.
mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugeraA.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamosId.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousas
Antilu^ros , on, A.responsive to the lyre or like that of the lyre (Sch.), kanakha, of the flute, S.Tr.643
Matt. 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Matt. 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,
        and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Sam Souder IS standing in the holy place of Church architecture CLAIMING to be God.

Psa. 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psa. 23:2 He maketh me to LIE DOWN in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psa. 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Woe to the multitude of many people,
        which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations,
        that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters Isa 17:12
sŏno  to make a noise, to sound, resound: aes sonit, the trumpet sounds
plectra,Prop. 4 (5), 7, 62. tympana,


OUTLAWED BY THE "PSALLO" WORD as well as flutes or drums.
plēctrum 
A little stick with which the player struck the chords of a stringed instrument, a quill, plectrum
a lyre or lute; also a lyric poem, lyric poetry: “plectro modulatus eburno,
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters:
        but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off,
        and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind,
        and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. Isa 17:13

And his breath (Spirit), as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided,
        to confound the nations for their vain error;
        error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast?
        and must ye go with a PIPE as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord,
        to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm,
        to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame:
        he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX

For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome,
        even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX

And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was,
        in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with DRUMS
        and with HARP Isaiah 30:32 LXX

http://www.piney.com/Psalm.23.Sound.Still.Rushing.Waters.html

Sam Souder: So spend time with YOUR sheep.

Jesus was sent from ABOVE to the world BENEATH or Tartarus to rescue a tiny number of Lost Spirits.

"And now the Magi boast that the demons are the ministers of their impiety, reckoning them among the number of their domestics (familiar spirits), and by their charms compelling them to be their slaves. Beside the nuptials of the deities, their begetting and bringing forth of children that are recounted, their adulteries celebrated in song, their carousals represented in comedy, and burst of laughter over their cups, which your authors introduce, urge me to cry out, though I would fain be silent. Oh the godlessness!

"You have turned heaven into a stage; the Divine has become a drama; and what is sacred you have acted in comedies under the masks of demons, travestying true religion by your demon worship [superstition].

'But he, striking the lyre, began to sing beautifully.' (Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Heathen, Ante-Nicene,II, p. 188-9)

"For such are the begging priests of Cybele. Hence Antisthenes replies appropriately totheir request for alms:

I do not maintain the mother of the gods,
For the gods maintain her."

Again, the same writer of comedy, expressing his dissatisfaction with the common usages, tries to expose the impious arrogance of the prevailing error in the drama of the Priestess, sagely declaring: --

If a man drags the Deity
Whither he will by the sound of cymbals,
He that does this is greater than the Deity;
But these are the instruments of audacity and
means of living Invented by men.
--(Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Heathen,
Ante-Nicene, II, p. 193).
Sam Souder: Scripture and other recorded history makes you a SORCERER like Miriam and the Levites.

1. Israel fell from grace beyond redemption because of Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted Idolatry at Mount Sinai.
2. The NOBILITY turned the REST of God into a day of the Worship as the ABOMINATION they brought from Egypt.
3. The REST of God is Sabbath or the Greek PAUO and demands STOPPING anything beyond Rest, Reading and Rehearsing the Word delivered by Moses.
4. The Civil-Military-Clergy were abandoned behind closed gates to engage in the Lust of Blood and Flesh and the HOLOCAUST of INFANTS and GOATS.
5. The Godly Jews were never gathered to engage in group singing with or without instruments: this was outlawed for the SYNAGOGUE as A School--only of the Word-only.
6. Any kind of musical or theatrical performance would MARK the Effeminate and their refusal to HEAR the Word of God.
7. Even worse, any kind of self-exhibition especially SINGING is that which MARKS and produces ALL of the data defining:
       
Abomination, Witchcraft, the BEASTS, Demon worship, Viper worship,Sorcery, Charming, Soothsaying,  enchantment, harlots, beguilers, serpents, vipers, Serpo, Herpo, inducing wine-drinking, Cunning Craftsmen or Sophists, Rhetoricians, Dogs or Catamites, magic, Voodoo in primitive America, Melodies to deceive, Deceiver, Techne. religious craftsmen, Lucifer,  Locusts, Apollyon, Levi-Leviathan

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Plato, Euthydemus

[289d] On what proof do you rely? I asked.

I see, he said, certain speech-writers who do not know how to use the special arguments composed by themselves, just as lyre-makers in regard to their lyres: in the former case also there are other persons able to use what the makers produced, while being themselves unable to make the written speech. Hence it is clear that in speech likewise there are two distinct arts, one of making and one of using.

I think you give sufficient proof, I said, that this art of the speech-writers cannot be that whose acquisition would make one happy. And yet I fancied that somewhere about this point would appear the knowledge which we have been seeking all this while.

[289e] For not only do these speech-writers themselves, when I am in their company, impress me as prodigiously clever, Cleinias, but their art itself seems so exalted as to be almost inspired. However, this is not surprising; for it is a part of the SORCERER'S art, epōdōn tekhnēs
Latin 289e:
kai mentoi ouden thaumaston: esti gar tēs tōn epōdōn tekhnēs morion mikrō te ekeinēs hupodeestera.

Thaumaston Is a Lying wonder which claims that your rituals are ordained by God.

-epōdē
, Ion. and poet. epa^oidē , , A.song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, spell, LADEN BURDEN
ou pros iatrou sophou thrēnein epōdas pros tomōnti pēmati
of the Magi, Hdt.1.132
  oute pharmaka..oud' au epōdaiPl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e. ib.364b ;
charm for or against..,toutōn epōdas ouk epoiēsen patērA.Eu.649.

epōd-os , on, (epadō
A.singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal wounds, “epōdoi muthoi

b.
Subst., enchanter,e. kai goēsE.Hipp. 1038 (but “goēs e.Ba.234): c. gen., a charm for or against,ethusen hautou paida epōdon Thrēkiōn aēmatōnA.Ag.1418 ; e. tōn toioutōn one to charm away such fears, Pl.Phd.78a.
c. c. dat., assisting, profitable, 2. Pass., sung to music,phōnaiPlu.2.622d ; fit for singing,poiētikēn e. parekhein
2. epōdos, ho, verse or passage returning at intervals, in Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, BURDED, refrain,

Pl.Lg.903b    Athenian
Let us persuade the young man by our discourse that all things are ordered systematically by Him who cares for the World—all with a view to the preservation and excellence of the Whole, whereof also each part, so far as it can, does and suffers what is proper to it. To each of these parts, down to the smallest fraction, rulers of their action and passion are appointed to bring about fulfillment even to the uttermost

Plat. Euthyd. 290a and only slightly inferior to that. The sorcerer's art is the charming of snakes and tarantulas and scorpions and other beasts and diseases, while the other is just the charming and soothing of juries, assemblies [Ekklesia or church], crowds, and so forth. Or does it strike you differently? I asked.

No, it appears to me, he replied, to be as you say.

kēl-ēsis , eōs, , *A.  bewitching, charming, ekheōn, nosōn, Pl.Euthd. 290a: enchantment by eloquence, dikastōn k. te kai paramuthia ibid.; by music and sweet sounds, Id.R.601b, Stoic.3.97.
Plat. Rep. 601b whether he speak in rhythm, meter [melos] and harmony [rhuthmon about cobbling or generalship or anything whatever. So mighty is the spell1 that these adornments naturally exercise; though when they are stripped bare of their musical coloring [metron] and taken by themselves,2 I think you know what sort of a showing these sayings of the poets make. For you, I believe, have observed them.” “I have,” he said. “Do they not,” said I, “resemble the faces of adolescents, young but not really beautiful, when the bloom of youth abandons them?3” “By all means,” he said. “Come, then,” said I, “consider this point: The creator of the phantom, the imitator, we say, knows nothing of the reality but only the appearance.

hōraios , fruits ripe for plucking or rippe for death.

Sam, you have OFFENDED dozens of faithful believers and it takes only ONE to earn you a millstone. You had better give up and get yourself fitted..

BELIEVE IT: no one could be so Biblically and Christ illiterate: they are rejoicing in that they are obeying THEIR father's will.

John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them,
        When ye have lifted up the Son of man,
        then shall ye know that I am he,
        and that I DO nothing of myself;
              BUT as my Father hath TAUGHT me,
              I SPEAK these things  [SPEAK ]

John 8:37 I know that ye are Abrahams seed; but ye seek to kill me,
        because my WORD (logos) hath no PLACE in you.

John 8:38 I SPEAK that which I have seen with my Father:
        and ye DO that which ye have SEEN with FATHER father.

Legalists who DO on their own always REJECT the SPEAK mark of a child of God.

Poieite. make, produce, first of something material, as manufactures, works of ART ton Apollō
        etc. of building, p. dōma  ton Apollōn, 

        2. of the gods, “athanatoi Olumpia dōmat' ekhontesp. tēn mousikēn practise it,  
       
of Pluto, dōm' Aidao the nether world     
c. describe in verse, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea 1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519Saturous [BEAST] kōmōdian, tragōdian, poetry, write as a poet  describe in verse, put them into verse, of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate  p. tēn mousikēn practise it,
Jb.42.8: without acc., p. Astartē sacrifice to Ashtoreth, ib.3 Ki.11.33.

Antiquity set Apollo as their leader, Apollon Mousagetēs ("Apollo Muse-leader").[9] Not only are the Muses explicitly used in modern English to refer to an artistic inspiration, as when one cites one's own artistic muse, but they also are implicit in words and phrases such as "amuse", "museum" (Latinised from mouseion—a place where the muses were worshipped), "music", and "musing upon".[10]


Sam moved to Lubbock and started serving at the Monterey church in 2014. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2010 and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. He and his beautiful wife/better half Tara love Lubbock and being surrounded by friends and family

Apollo, Apollyon, Abaddon Worshipped by the God-Abandoned Jews

Apollo.and.the.Muses.jpg

They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in ancient Greek culture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muses#Cult

Apollon has been recognized as a god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Seen as the most beautiful god and the ideal of the kouros (ephebe, or a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo is considered to be the most Greek of all the gods. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu.[1]

As the patron deity of Delphi (Apollo Pythios), Apollo is an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Apollo is the god who affords help and wards off evil; various epithets call him the "averter of evil". Delphic Apollo is the patron of seafarers, foreigners and the protector of fugitives and refugees.
As the god of Mousike (art of Muses), Apollo presides over all music, songs, dance and poetry. He is the inventor of string-music, and the frequent companion of the Muses, functioning as their chorus leader in celebrations. The lyre is a common attribute of Apollo. In Hellenistic times, especially during the 5th century BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun.[2]

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