Greek Sun God

Helios Background

- Son of Hyperion and Theia

- Father of Aeetes, Circe, and Pasipahe

- Greek god of the sun

Helios' "Job"

Each morning at dawn he rises from the ocean in the east and rides his chariot. His chariot is pulled by four horses named Pyrois, Eos, Aethon, and Phiegon. His chariot descends at night in the west.

Helios' Son

When his son Aeetes persuaded Helios to let him drive the chariot across the sky, Aeetes was killed.

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue built on the Island of Rhodes to honor Helios. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built in 280 B.C.E. The Statue of Liberty is modeled after the Colossus of Rhodes. The great statue in Rhodes was destroyed by an earthquake in 224-223 B.C.E. The statue broke off at the knees and was completely destroyed.

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