Greek Mythology: “Helios, the God Sun”.-

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►Greek Mythology: “Helios, the God Sun”:

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"Helios on His Chariot" (Detail) by Hans Adam Weissenkircher (Laufen, Germany 1646-1695 Graz, Austria). “Helios on His Chariot” (Detail) by Hans Adam Weissenkircher (17th century).

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Helios was the Greek God Sun. He was also the guardian of oaths and the god of gift of sight. 

Around the time of Euripides, the sun of Helios became identified with Apollo. Helios was known by the names Sol and Phoebus in Roman mythology.

Helios was depicted as a handsome, and usually beardless, man clothed in purple robes and crowned with the shining aureole of the sun. His sun-chariot was drawn by four steeds, sometimes winged. 

As stated by Hesiod, Helios was the son of two Titans: Theia and Hyperion. In Hesiod’s “Theogony, therefore, Helios was also the brother of Eos (the goddess of Dawn) and Selene (the goddess of the Moon). It is interesting to note that the Dawn goddess Eos began the procession of morning, followed closely…

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6 thoughts on “Greek Mythology: “Helios, the God Sun”.-”

  1. Hi there! Thank you very much for sharing this post on your blog…
    I am beyond appreciative.
    Have a wonderful Easter Day if you celebrate it…
    Otherwise, have a great sunday ⭐ Best wishes Aquileana 😀

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      1. Hi!!!~ Well I didn’t know, maybe you had another religion…. It happened to me to say Happy easter to a jew yesterday. He gently declined it… 😛 Best to you, and okay let’s celebrate it with chocolate eggs and al… Aquileana 😀

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      2. Lol.

        I’m an Adventist, I don’t either, but I shouldn’t rob that on your face as you never knew about my religion..

        I can celebrate with you, but on a low key … Don’t mind me.

        Have fun pls and thank you

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