A being worshipped by ancient Greeks on planet Earth as god of the sun, prophecy, music, medicine and poetry. Apollo and his fellow "gods" had an extra organ in their chests that apparently gave them the ability to channel considerable energy, allowing them to demonstrate god-like powers, such as the ability to generate storms and thunderbolts. They could also grow into a towering giant. Apollo claimed that, while the others of his kind died of loneliness after leaving Mount Olympus, he settled on Pollux IV. But over the centuries, he grew to miss the adulation he received from the humans. In 2267, Apollo seized the U.S.S. Enterprise with a giant "hand" in space, and tried to force the crew to live on Pollux IV and worship him as their god. The crew, of course, refused to comply, and discovering that the being's powers came from his temple, used the ship's weapons to destroy that temple and leave Apollo bereft of his powers. Rejected, he spread himself upon the wind to join his fellow gods.