Apollos birth was difficult because Hera banned Leto from terra firma when she found out about Leto's pregnancy. Leto found the floating island of Delos, accsepted by all the people she then gave birth promising that her son will be favourable toward the city. Zeus the secured the island to the bottoms of the ocean. Later the island became sacred to Apollo. Four days after his birth Apollo killed the chthonic dragon phython which lived in delphi beside the castalian spring. The phython was sent by Hera to kill Leto, soon after Hera sent the giant tityos to kill her. Apollo and his sister teamed up to protected there mother.
During the trojan was it was sayed that Apollo shot arrows infected with the plague into the Greek encampment . Apollo did this because one of his priest's daughter got captured and he demanded her return.
Later in his life Zeus struck down his son with a lightning bolt for resurrecting Hippolgtus from the dead. Apollo then killed the cyclopes that made the bolt for Zeus, he was then sentenced to one year of hard labor as punishment. He served as sherperd to the king Admetus, the fates granted the king a longer life for taking such great care of Apollo during his sentence.