Helios (Titan) of the sun and guardian of oaths

Ἥλιος (Hḗlios)1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures (Other Titans) Titan of the sun and guardian of oaths.

Head_Helios_AM_Rhodes_E49Helios (/ˈhli.ɒs/; Ancient Greek: Ἥλιος Hēlios; Latinized as Helius; Ἠέλιος in Homeric Greek) was the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. He is the son of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia (according to Hesiod), also known as Euryphaessa (in Homeric Hymn 31) and brother of the goddesses Selene, the moon, and Eos, the dawn.

Helios was described as a handsome titan crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night. In the Homeric hymn to Helios, Helios is said to drive a golden chariot drawn by steeds (HH31.14–15); and Pindar speaks of Helios’s “fire-darting steeds” (Olympian Ode 7.71). Still later, the horses were given fiery names: Pyrois, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon.

As time passed, Helios was increasingly identified with the god of light, Apollo. However, in spite of their syncretism, they were also often viewed as two distinct gods/titan (Helios was a Titan, whereas Apollo was an Olympian). The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, specifically Sol Invictus.


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Helios (Titan) of the sun and guardian of oaths
Name Helios (Titan) of the sun and guardian of oaths


Name Birth Death
Eos (Titaness) of the dawnasdasds   
Selene (Titaness) of the moonasdasds   

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1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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