Al Ladhiqiyah Travel on Cook also suggests a Greek etymology for the name, deriving it from awAAov, a black-poplar tree, a word whose interpretation we also owe to Hesychius ii, 484). He does not pretend however that if this etymology is correct it explains the whole original nature of the god. Cf. o.c., p. 500: With regard to Apollon’s original character we are still lamentably ignorant. Al Ladhiqiyah Travel 2016.