|Title(s)||God of the Sun|
Helios was the sun god.
He drove his golden chariot, harnessed to fire pegasus, across the sky each day. His sister, Selene, takes over each night. Then, Helios' other sister, the rosey-cheeked goddess Eos , drived her chariot across the sky making dawn. She then dives into the sea to bath until the next day. Helios has several children, five girls (known as the Heliades) and one son (known as Phaethon). He is the son of Hyperion, the Titan, and sibling to Selene, goddess of the moon, and Eos, goddess of the dawn. When in the sky, he could see all. Helios was known to be a gossip, so most would try to be careful of what they did during the day.
Colossus of RhodesEditThe Colossus of Rhodes was a massive statue built around the year 408 B.C. in honor of Helios. It was located in the northern end of the Rhodes island.
- Whether Helios or Apollo is the original or definite sun god is open to debate, however both of them can be the gods of the sun, just like Oceanus and Poseidon are gods of the sea.
In Popular CultureEdit
- The Colossus of Rhodes appears as sentient being in Hero of Sparta II. In the game he guards the gate to Khronos' fortress.
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