Abarta may have been associated with a servant of Apollo, who was said to have given him a golden arrow (i.e. a sunbeam) which could teleport him, cause him invisibility and give prophecies. In later, more purely Celtic myths, the golden arrow ws changed to a magical horse. Some similarities can be noted between Abaris and Paris (mythology), who slew Achilles with an arrow and the help of Apollo (a solar deity). Abaris' murder of Diarmait ua Duibne by stabbing his heel with a boar's poisonous bristles has parallels with Achilles' story.