Branchus was a demigod and a son of Apollo.
Branchus was the son of Apollo. His mother was a mortal woman from Miletus, who, while she was pregnant with him, had a vision of being pierced with a ray of light. Branchus received prophetic abilities from Apollo and introduced the worship of the god at Didyma. He also founded a shrine at Miletus. His descendants, the Branchides, were an influential clan of prophets.