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Helios (Helius)

Helios (or Helius) with his Chariot, (Diphros) 10.11.1935 ; Design : M. Biskinis. Helios was the son of Hyperion and Theia. His son was Phaethon who once inexperienced used the Chariot of Helios that he could not control and was killed by a thunderbolt of Zeus.

Helius in his Chariot (Tetrippon), probably image from a 435 BC krater, British Museum, London. Herodotus calls a wealthy family a tetrippotrophon (able to maintain four horses for a race)

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