Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Helios, the Sun, was worshipped by the Greeks as a god. Homer makes him the son of Hyperion and Theia, and the brother of Selene, the Moon. He rises from Oceanus in the morning to give light to gods and men, and falls into it again in the evening. Later writers placed his residence at Colchis, whither he was conveyed back after the toils of the day in a golden flying boat. Helios afterwards became almost identical with Phoebus in the minds of poets. Rhodes was the chief seat of his worship, and Sicily (Trinacria) was also sacred to him. White lambs and boars were offered to him.