Apollo was the leader of the Muses and used to lead them in dance. The Muses loved Apollo, and he became the father of great musicians like Linus and Orpheus. He was the Greek god of the sun and light, music, art and poetry, crops and herds, prophecy and truth, and more. Apollo’s music was known to have such harmony and delight that it could ease people’s pain. Ancient Greeks believed that the human ability to enjoy music, especially the sense of rhythm and harmony, was through Apollo’s powers.