noun \ˈhē-lē-əs, -(ˌ)ōs\

Definition of HELIOS

:  the god of the sun in Greek mythology — compare sol

Origin of HELIOS

Greek Hēlios
First Known Use: 1829

Rhymes with HELIOS


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Sun god of ancient Greece. He drove his chariot from east to west across the sky each day and sailed across the ocean each night in a huge cup. He was especially worshiped on Rhodes, where he was considered the chief god as early as the 5th century BC. In Greece he was later displaced by Apollo. The Romans worshiped him as Sol.


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