Lol! I haven't heard that particular story before, but I'm not
surprised. A lot of the Olympian gods could be cruel like that. They
hated to be bested by mortals, and would use any sneeky trick or cheat
they could to win. Playing fair usually wasn't in their playbook.
On 6/27/10, Bryan Peterson <bpeterson2...@cableone.net> wrote:
> True. I suppose I'd much rather contend with Athena than Apollo. I seem to
> remember he got into a musical competition with a Satyr, lyre versus flute.
> When it looked as though he might lose, Apollo changed the rules so that
> they each had to turn their instrument upside down and play and sing at the
> same time. Since you obviously can't play a flute upside down and can't
> really sing very well while playing it, the outcome was fairly predictable.
> And I seem to recall Apollo being quite cruel. That might have been partly
> why he's featured as the second to final boss in one of my favorite RPG's,
> Final Fantasy Legend II for the Game Boy. And he was actually quite tricky
> to beat. Of course technically I suppose you don't really defeat him. He
> actually ends up destroying himself by trying to harness too much power.
> We are the Knights who say...Ni!
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