Helios HE le ohs
The Sun
There are conflicting accounts of the parentage of Helios. In the Homeric Hymn to Helios, we are told that Hyperion married his sister, Eryphaesa, and begot tireless Helios (the Sun), rosy Eos (the Dawn) and fair tressed Selene (the Moon).
However, in Hesiod’s Theogony, the mother of Eos, Helios and Selene is listed as Theia. She and Hyperion were Titans of the same generation as Kronos, and like Kronos, were the children of Gaia (or Ge) and Ouranos.

In The Odyssey of Homer, a singer tells the tale of how Aphrodite and Aries secretly laid together in the bed of her husband, Lord Hephaestus. Helios, who sees everything that his light touches, observed the lovers and told Hephaestus of the deception. Hephaestus promptly set a trap and humiliated the lovers in front of all the immortals.

The children of Helios and Perseis (daughter of Okeanos) are said to be Circe and (King) Aietes. Circe is famous for her love of the long suffering Odysseus. She would lure sailors to her palace with beautiful song and, once there, she would drug them and, magically, turn them onto swine. Hermes warned Odysseus of Circe’s tricks, allowing him to ensnare Circe with oaths before she could do him harm.
King Aietes (or Aeetes) was later cast as the villain who wouldn’t surrender the Golden Fleece to Jason and the Argonauts. The story of Jason is told in detail by Pindar and although it’s beautiful to read, it was written one thousand years after the ’fact’. Pindar writing about Jason is similar to Shakespeare writing about Julius Caesar. The ’events’ were common knowledge but the details were purely to product of the authors imagination.