But Apollo pitied Hector –
dead man though he was – and warded all corruption off
from Hector’s corpse and round him, head to foot,
the great god wrapped the golden shield of storm
so his skin would never rip as Achilles dragged him on.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 24, lines 21-25. The desecration of the dead Hector’s body by Achilles is even too much for the often cruel and indifferent gods. Apollo pities Hector and offers protection to his rotting body.