Helios

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Helios

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Once he let his son Phaeton drive his chariot, but Phaeton lost control of the vehicle and plunged to his death or, alternately, set the earth on fire and was killed by Zeus to keep him from burning up all of mankind.

Helios was born in the Greek island of Rhodes.His parents were Titans Hyperion and Theia, and they were gods of sight. Helios had two sibling called Selene, the goddess of the moon, and Eos was goddess of dawn. Helios was first married to his sister, Selene, but overall he had many wives. Helios became the father of king Aeetes, Circe and Pasiphae, the wife of Minos.

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Helios dwelt in a golden palace located in the River Okeanos at the eastern ends of the earth. From there he emerged each dawn driving a chariot. When he reached the the land of the Hesperides (Evenings) in the West he descended into a golden cup which carried him around the northern streams of Okeanos back to his rising place in the East.

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HELIOS was the Titan god of the sun. He was also the guardian of oaths and the god of gift of sight. Helios was described as a handsome man, clothed with robes and wore the sun’s aureoles as a crown.

HeliosSun god


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