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Helios
as in:  the Greek god


a god, called Ra by the Egyptians, Helios by the Greeks and Sol by the Romans
  Greek sun god who drove his golden chariot across the sky each day
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  • a god, called Ra by the Egyptians, Helios by the Greeks and Sol by the Romans
  • In mythology, each of Helios’ horses were named.
  • Then, of course, I have the whole ’sun god’ gig, which I inherited from Helios.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • It was supposed to be Helios.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • After the "Helios" and the "Good days", there was an awkward silence.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • These two dears have been with me a long time—sun dragons, you know, gifts from my grandfather Helios.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He was the father of Helios, the first sun god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Then last year Apollo said something about the old god Helios disappearing and leaving him with the duties of the sun god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The rising and setting of the sun was once attributed to Helios and a flaming chariot.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I mean, I knew the legends about Apollo—or sometimes Helios—driving a big sun chariot across the sky.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse

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  • Bring down a black ewe and a snow-white ram for sacrifice to Earth and Helios; we here shall dedicate a third to Zeus.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But not by will nor valor could he save them, for their own recklessness destroyed them all- children and fools, they killed and feasted on the cattle of Lord Helios, the Sun, and he who moves all day through heaven took from their eyes the dawn of their return.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He had changed the ancient Greek myth to his own purpose and meaning: Phaethon, the young son of Helios, who stole his father’s chariot and, in ambitious audacity, attempted to drive the sun across the sky, did not perish, as he perished in the myth; in Halley’s opera, Phaethon succeeded.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They had named her river the Tiber and erected a classical capital of pantheons and temples, all adorned with images of history’s great gods and goddesses—Apollo, Minerva, Venus, Helios, Vulcan, Jupiter.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Daedalus was nothing compared to me—the immortal sorceress, daughter of Helios, sister of Circe!
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Ares had showered her with gifts
    and showered Hephaestus’ marriage bed with shame
    but a messenger ran to tell the god of fire—
    Helios, lord of the sun, who’d spied the couple
    lost in each other’s arms and making love.
    Hephaestus, hearing the heart-wounding story,
    bustled toward his forge, brooding on his revenge—
    planted the huge anvil on its block and beat out chains,
    not to be slipped or broken, all to pin the lovers on the spot.
    This snare the Firegod forged, ablaze with…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Is this really the sun? I thought Helios and Selene were the sun and moon gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • They couldn’t afford all those temple sacrifices, so they laid off Helios and Selene and folded their duties into our job descriptions.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • They are that breed that Zeus who views the wide world gave to Tros in fee for Ganymedes, under the Dawn and under Helios the finest horses in the world.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Greatest, most glorious! O Helios, by whom all things are seen, all overheard! O rivers! O dark earth! O powers underground, chastisers of dead men for breaking solemn oaths!
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Not even Helios could glimpse us through, it, and his hot ray is finest at discerning.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Then you will coast Thrinakia, the island where Helios’ cattle graze, fine herds, and flocks of goodly sheep.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Fierce the god is who cherishes these heifers and these sheep: Helios; and no man avoids his eye.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • And the Lord Helios burst into angry speech amid the immortals: ’O Father Zeus and gods in bliss forever, punish Odysseus’ men!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then Zeus who drives the stormcloud made reply: ’Peace, Helios: shine on among the gods, shine over mortals in the fields of grain.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The silken beeves of Helios were dead.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Immortal, too, their cowherds are-their shepherds- Phaethousa and Lampetia, sweetly braided nymphs that divine Neaira bore to the overlord of high noon, Helios.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then we were coasting the noble island of the god, where grazed those cattle with wide brows, and bounteous flocks of Helios, lord of noon, who rides high heaven.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Now six full days my gallant crew could feast upon the prime beef they had marked for slaughter from Helios’ herd; and Zeus, the son of Kronos, added one fine morning.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I carved a massive cake of beeswax into bits and rolled them in my hands until they softened- no long task, for a burning heat came down from Helios, lord of high noon.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • When you make landfall on Thrinakia first and quit the violet sea, dark on the land you’ll find the grazing herds of Helios by whom all things are seen, all speech is known.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Our next landfall was on Aiaia, island of Kirke, dire beauty and divine, sister of baleful Aietes, like him fathered by Helios the light of mortals on Perse, child of the Ocean stream.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Never the flaming eye of Helios lights on those men at morning, when he climbs the sky of stars, nor in descending earthward out of heaven; ruinous night being rove over those wretches.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • While the fair day waxed in heat through all the morning hours missiles from both sank home and men went down, until when Helios bestrode mid-heaven the Father cleared his golden scales.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Bright Helios had just begun to strike across the plowlands, rising heavenward out of the deep smooth-flowing Ocean stream, when these two groups met on the battlefield, with difficulty distinguishing the dead men, one by one.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Let Talthybios prepare for sacrifice, in the army’s name, a boar to Zeus and Helios.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Zeus and Helios held it against him that his men had killed the kine of Helios.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Zeus and Helios held it against him that his men had killed the kine of Helios.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • You and your anger do not affect me, you may betake yourself to the uttermost margin of earth and sea, where Iapetos and Kronos rest and never bask in the rays of Helios who moves all day in heaven, nor rejoice in winds, but lie submerged in Tartaros.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • So trussed they could not move apart, nor rise, at last they knew there could be no escape, they were to see the glorious cripple now- for Helios had spied for him, and told him; so he turned back this side of Lemnos Isle, sick at heart, making his way homeward.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Then how his shipmates killed Lord Helios’ cattle and how Zeus thundering in towering heaven split their fast ship with his fuming bolt, so all hands perished.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • They climbed Parnassos’ rugged flank mantled in forest, entering amid high windy folds at noon when Helios beat upon the valley floor and on the winding Ocean whence he came.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The episode is not in itself among the most memorable, yet it is the last one that Odysseus narrates, and the poet obviously thought it important, for in the prelude to his poem he singles it out from all the others telling how Odysseus’ men were destroyed by their own reckless folly: children and fools, they killed and feasted on the cattle of Lord Helios, the Sun, and he who moves all day through heaven took from their eyes the dawn of their return.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Now to his harp the blinded minstrel sang of Ares’ dalliance with Aphrodite: how hidden in Hephaistos’ house they played at love together, and the gifts of Ares, dishonoring Hephaistos’ bed-and how the word that wounds the heart came to the master from Helios, who had seen the two embrace; and when he learned it, Lord Hephaistos went with baleful calculation to his forge.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Think of a catch that fishermen haul in to a halfmoon bay in a fine-meshed net from the white-caps of the sea: how all are poured out on the sand, in throes for the salt sea, twitching their cold lives away in Helios’ fiery air: so lay the suitors heaped on one another.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In prayer he raised his eyes to the broad sky and said: "May Zeus, all-highest and first of gods, be witness first, then Earth and Helios and the Furies underground who punish men for having broken oaths, I never laid a hand on your Briseis, proposing bed or any other pleasure; in my quarters the girl has been untouched.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • …the power
     
    to curb their wild desire and curb your own, what’s more,
    from the day your good trim vessel first puts in
    at Thrinacia Island, flees the cruel blue sea.
    There you will find them grazing,
    herds and fat flocks, the cattle of Helios,
    god of the sun who sees all, hears all things.
    Leave the beasts unharmed, your mind set on home,
    and you all may still reach Ithaca—bent with hardship,
    true—but harm them in any way, and I can see it now:
    your ship destroyed, your men…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • And goddesses herd them on,
    nymphs with glinting hair, Phaethusa, Lampetie,
    born to the Sungod Helios by radiant Neaera.
    Their queenly mother bred and reared them both
    then settled them on the island of Thrinacia-
    their homeland seas away—
    to guard their father’s sheep and longhorn cattle.
    Leave the beasts unharmed, your mind set on home,
    and you all may still reach Ithaca—bent with hardship,
    true—but harm them in any way, and I can see it now:
    your ship destroyed, your men…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …to the oarlocks,
    thrashing with polished oars, frothing the water white.
    Now with a sharp sword I sliced an ample wheel of beeswax
    down into pieces, kneaded them in my two strong hands
    and the wax soon grew soft, worked by my strength
    and Helios’ burning rays, the sun at high noon,
    and I stopped the ears of my comrades one by one.
    They bound me hand and foot in the tight ship-
     
    erect at the mast-block, lashed by ropes to the mast—
    and rowed and churned the whitecaps stroke…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • …I called a muster, warning my shipmates yet again,
    ’Friends, we’ve food and drink aplenty aboard the ship—
    keep your hands off all these herds or we will pay the price!
    The cattle, the sleek flocks, belong to an awesome master,
    Helios, god of the sun who sees all, hears all things.’
    So I warned, and my headstrong men complied.
    But for one whole month the South Wind blew nonstop,
    no other wind came up, none but the South-southeast.
    As long as our food and ruddy wine held…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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