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Helios
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

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Greek sun god who drove his golden chariot across the sky each day
  • For through the blindness of their own hearts they perished, fools, who devoured the oxen of Helios Hyperion: but the god took from them their day of returning.
    Book 1 (3% in)
  • And anon there came to him one to report the thing, even Helios, that had seen them at their pastime.
    Book 8 (47% in)
  • For Helios had kept watch, and told him all.
    Book 8 (52% in)
  • Both were begotten of Helios, who gives light to all men, and their mother was Perse, daughter of Oceanus.
    Book 10 (26% in)
  • Yet even so, through many troubles, ye may come home, if thou wilt restrain thy spirit and the spirit of thy men so soon as thou shalt bring thy well-wrought ship nigh to the isle Thrinacia, fleeing the sea of violet blue, when ye find the herds of Helios grazing and his brave flocks, of Helios who overseeth all and overheareth all things.
    Book 11 (17% in)
  • Yet even so, through many troubles, ye may come home, if thou wilt restrain thy spirit and the spirit of thy men so soon as thou shalt bring thy well-wrought ship nigh to the isle Thrinacia, fleeing the sea of violet blue, when ye find the herds of Helios grazing and his brave flocks, of Helios who overseeth all and overheareth all things.
    Book 11 (17% in)
  • ' "Then thou shalt come unto the isle Thrinacia; there are the many kine of Helios and his brave flocks feeding, seven herds of kine and as many goodly flocks of sheep, and fifty in each flock.
    Book 12 (28% in)
  • They have no part in birth or in corruption, and there are goddesses to shepherd them, nymphs with fair tresses, Phaethusa and Lampetie whom bright Neaera bare to Helios Hyperion.
    Book 12 (29% in)
  • And soon the wax grew warm, for that my great might constrained it, and the beam of the lord Helios, son of Hyperion.
    Book 12 (39% in)
  • 'Now when we had escaped the Rocks and dread Charybdis and Scylla, thereafter we soon came to the fair island of the god; where were the goodly kine, broad of brow, and the many brave flocks of Helios Hyperion.
    Book 12 (58% in)
  • Then while as yet I was in my black ship upon the deep, I heard the lowing of the cattle being stalled and the bleating of the sheep, and on my mind there fell the saying of the blind seer, Theban Teiresias, and of Circe of Aia, who charged me very straitly to shun the isle of Helios, the gladdener of the world.
    Book 12 (59% in)
  • Then I spake out among my company in sorrow of heart: ' "Hear my words, my men, albeit in evil plight, that I may declare unto you the oracles of Teiresias and of Circe of Aia, who very straitly charged me to shun the isle of Helios, the gladdener of the world.
    Book 12 (60% in)
  • For these are the kine and the brave flocks of a dread god, even of Helios, who overseeth all and overheareth all things.
    Book 12 (71% in)
  • Nay come, we will drive off the best of the kine of Helios and will do sacrifice to the deathless gods who keep wide heaven.
    Book 12 (76% in)
  • And if we may yet reach Ithaca, our own country, forthwith will we rear a rich shrine to Helios Hyperion, and therein would we set many a choice offering.
    Book 12 (76% in)
  • Forthwith they drave off the best of the kine of Helios that were nigh at hand, for the fair kine of shambling gait and broad of brow were feeding no great way from the dark-prowed ship.
    Book 12 (78% in)
  • 'Then swiftly to Helios Hyperion came Lampetie of the long robes, with the tidings that we had slain his kine.
    Book 12 (83% in)
  • 'And Zeus the cloud-gatherer answered him, saying: "Helios, do thou, I say, shine on amidst the deathless gods, and amid mortal men upon the earth, the grain-giver.
    Book 12 (85% in)
  • 'Then for six days my dear company feasted on the best of the kine of Helios which they had driven off.
    Book 12 (88% in)
  • But he has lost his dear companions and his hollow ship on the wine-dark sea, on his way from the isle Thrinacia: for Zeus and Helios had a grudge against him, because his company had slain the kine of Helios.
    Book 19 (47% in)
  • But he has lost his dear companions and his hollow ship on the wine-dark sea, on his way from the isle Thrinacia: for Zeus and Helios had a grudge against him, because his company had slain the kine of Helios.
    Book 19 (47% in)
  • Next he told how his company slew the kine of Helios, and how Zeus, that thunders on high, smote the swift ship with the flaming bolt, and the good crew perished all together, and he alone escaped from evil fates.
    Book 23 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "Helios" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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