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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Helios

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Helios [Sun] - Helios was the son of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia or Euryphaesia, and the personification of the sun of warmth and light. He was the consort of Perses with whom he begot many offspring including Aeites who participated in the expedition of the Argonauts, and Pasiphae wife of Minos. The nymph Rhode gave him seven sons and Clymene daughter of Oceanos seven daughters and Phaethon. Helios did not have a dominant place in the Greek Hierarchy. He was of outstanding beauty and the only god who could embrace the entire earth with one sweeping glance. The principal centers of his worship were in Rhodes and in Crete. Much later when idolatry was breathing its last, the sun was worshipped as the only god under various names completely alien to Greece. [p. 48]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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