Helius

Greek - A sun-god and god of beauty. Son of Hyperion and Thea or Euryphaessa. Brother of Eos and Selene. Consort of Perse. Father of Aegle, Lampetia, Phaetusa and Phaeton by Clymene. Father of Pasiphae by Crete. Father of Aetes and Crete by Perse, some say. Father of Prote by Rhode, some say. He was said to have fathered seven sons and one daughter on the nymph Rhode. In some accounts, Phaeton is one of those sons, in others he is the son of Helius by Clymene. Other accounts say that he was the father of Silene by Euryphaessa while others say there were three sons (or grandsons), Camirus, Ialysus and Lindus. He drove his sun-chariot across the sky from east to west every day, returning to his eastern palace each night in a golden ferry-boat operating in Ocean. Foolishly he allowed his son Phaeton to drive his sun-chariot with disastrous results. During the war between the Giants and the gods, he was absent from the sky to prevent the growth of a herb that would have made the Giants immortal. It was Helius who gave Heracles the golden bowl in which he crossed from Africa to Erythea en route to seize Geryon's cattle. Helius owned seven herds of cattle and seven flocks of sheep, pastured on islands in the Mediterranean and tended by his daughters. These herds never grew larger or smaller until they were attacked by the crew of Odysseus' ship. In some lore, occasionally known as Helius, Apollo, Apollo, Apollon, Abaeus, Abaios, Aguieus, Agyieus, Aleuromantes, Apellon, Apotropaeus, Archer God, Atepomarus, Carneios, Catharsius, Cynthius, Delian, Delius, Delphinius, Eulalon, Hecatos, Karn(ei)os, Loxias, Lyc(a)eus, Lykaios, Lyc(el)ius, Lycian, Musagetes, Nomius, Paean, Pae(e)on, Paion, Pasturer, Phoebus Apollo, Pytheus, Pythian, Pyth(i)us, Rat-killer, Sminthian, Smintheus, Sminthius, Sol, Tortor, Tyrxis, British Maponus, Etruscan Aplu, Veiovis, Gaulish Atepomarus, Roman Apellun, Helios, Helios, Phoebus, Phoebus, Phobus, Phobus, Phobus, sacred animals, sacred animals, animals, Set India Dionysus, Set Australian Aborigines Thor Egypt Egypt Hera, Syria Dionysus, Egypt, Neptune, Shiva, Zeus Japan Egypt, Pasht Wadjet Hera, Hindu Egypt, Sebek, Set Heracles Huitlantecuhtli Dionysus Buddhism Atargatis Astarte Aphrodite, Dionysus, Venus Apollo, Athena Kaltesh Hestia, Isis Set Ares, Helius Wadjet Anubis, Set Dionysus Helius, Juno Dahomey, Osiris Dionysus, Sandan, Vulcan Dionysus India Dinka tribe, Jupiter Hathor Dionysus, Dusara, Polynesia Angus Og, Greece Dionysus, Zeus Nyx Wadjet Asclepius, Dayaks, Dionysius, Minerva, Sumeria Diana, Jurojin Dionysus Aphrodite, Heracles, Hermes Egypt Apollo, Ares, Wepwawet Asia, Hindu, sacred birds, sacred birds, birds, Ainu Ahura Mazda, Amaterasu, Athena, Hermes, Mercury, Mithra, Nyx, Tammuz, Zas Arawn, Artemis, China, Fukurokuju, Kwannon, Lares, Mannanan, Perseus, Shou Shen, Thoth Apollo, Asclepius, Angerbode Brac, Cronus, Odin, Saturn, Yama Juno Aphrodite, Astarte Ararjatis, Ataragatis, Hachiman, Venus Dusara, Jupiter Egypt Apollo, Baba, Brahma, Eros, Epona, Hera, Horus, Iris, Juno, Kaltesh, Mars, Ops, Osiris, Seb, Thoth, Vishnu Isis Apollo, Here, Tethys Zoastrianism Asclepius, Inara Ketu, Minerva Brahma, Lakshmi, Sarasvati Apollo, Melkarth Asclepius, Noah, Odin Saturn Aphrodite, Venus Hera, Sweden Aphrodite, Isis Aphrodite, Venus Aztecs, Maya Apollo, Ares Heracles, Isis, Izanagi, Izanami Ares Triptolemus Amaterasu, Sol, Sol, Surya, Surya, Agni, Marttanda, Ravi, Surya Narayana, Bhaga(savitar), Dharmesh, Diakara, Dinakara, Grahapati, Karma-Sakshi, Mahadeva, Mart(t)anda, Mitra, Savitar, Savitri, 'shiner', 'sun', Vivasvat, Greek Apollo, Javanese Suria, Pushan, Titan, Titan, Egyptian Ra, Egyptian Ra, Roman Sol or Roman Sol.

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