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Hi there guys! Here is another pic based on the old greek gods: Helios. I hope you like it :)

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Helios (/ˈhiːli.ɒs/; Ancient Greek: Ἥλιος Hēlios; Latinized as Helius; Ἠέλιος in Homeric Greek) was the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. Homer often calls him Titan or Hyperion, while Hesiod (Theogony 371) and the Homeric Hymn separate him as a son of the Titans Hyperion and Theia (Hesiod) or Euryphaessa (Homeric Hymn) and brother of the goddesses Selene, the moon, and Eos, the dawn. Ovid also calls him Titan. Helios was described as a handsome god crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night. As time passed, Helios was increasingly identified with the god of light, Apollo. However, in spite of their syncretism, they were also often viewed as two distinct gods (Helios was a Titan, whereas Apollo was an Olympian). The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, specifically Sol Invictus.

The best known story involving Helios is that of his son Phaëton, who attempted to drive his father's chariot but lost control and set the earth on fire. In one Greek vase painting, Helios appears riding across the sea in the cup of the Delphic tripod which appears to be a solar reference. Athenaeus in Deipnosophistae relates that, at the hour of sunset, Helios climbed into a great golden cup in which he passes from the Hesperides in the farthest west to the land of the Ethiops, with whom he passes the dark hours. While Heracles traveled to Erytheia to retrieve the cattle of Geryon, he crossed the Libyan desert and was so frustrated at the heat that he shot an arrow at Helios, the Sun. Almost immediately, Heracles realized his mistake and apologized profusely, in turn and equally courteous, Helios granted Heracles the golden cup which he used to sail across the sea every night, from the west to the east because he found Heracles' actions immensely bold. Heracles used this golden cup to reach Erytheia. By the Oceanid Perse, Helios became the father of Aeëtes, Circe and Pasiphaë. His other children are Phaethusa ("radiant") and Lampetia ("shining").

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:iconstaysi123:
STAYSI123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018   Digital Artist
please draw Apollo•^•
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
havnt seen him since i tore his head off and used it as a lantern
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ben121093 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
So, when do we get to see one for Selene?
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shadowdeath261 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Writer
PRAISE THE SUN
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Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah awesome fires and effects throughout and cool armor with its symbols.
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LukeAlanBundesen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
So here's a question: If this guy represents the sun and Selene represents the moon, then why do a bunch of people say that Apollo and Artemis are that as well?
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aranwion1234 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
In the art's summary it says that Helios was connected with the God of light, Apollo, over time, who was a far more important and powerful Greco-Roman God than Helios was because he's one of the twelve Olympians, same story w Artemis/Selene.
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DragonOfTheMists Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Could be that the pantheon changed over time. With so many different gods and goddesses, it happens.
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666MOP Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
This is one really fine piece. Great design!
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:iconcoffeeboy1000:
coffeeboy1000 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Nice character design.  You've got some really good skills...
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Richiewolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That's one handsome fella, actually kinda reminds me of handsome jack. 
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PrimordialNothingnes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Cool (puts on sunglasses to protect eyes)
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TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Ah! The Sunking! I also love his theme song! youtu.be/imp0BqHBxyQ
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Shellsock Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Pretty Kick-Ass
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lwbizzle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GreatJob!!!
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ChiliMansi69 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
HORY SHET, AMAZEBALLS
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:iconleidan:
Leidan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Amazing
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Gekogrizzly Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
PRAISE THE SUN
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thorman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
cool que buen dibujo de helios es asombroso  me encanta te felicito mucho amigo es un gran trabajo te felicito genzoman:D
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wiking76 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
amazing!!! Is my name
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Yuriwyn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm pretty new to your stuff, but you seem to really like mythology. I was wondering, do you read Happle Tea?
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JawRipper Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work
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Dyobanolo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Me encanta esta Ilustración!!!
Estoy buscándola en esta nueva edición de Mitos y Leyendas!!!

Genial!!!

Saludos Genzo :)
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Supa-Nerd Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
As a fan of ancient Mythology, this is awesome. Your art never ceases to amaze me. Keep it up dude.
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digitalSatyr23 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His hair is on fiyaaaah.

Ah, but seriously, awesome job.
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Will you ever do Hyperion?
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Dragondud Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Holy shit!
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wicked work
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J4B Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty badass.
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Zoltan86 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
This is great!
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Shizuhime-sama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
godly epic!! :D
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shahzi00 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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CrystalSabre Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That pic looks so bad arse.  I really like the little story.
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hentaimaster88 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
great!!!
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GameKarim Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¡Alabado sea el Sol! El arte es impresionante! Helios siempre fue uno de mis dioses griegos preferidos. :)
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fudgyvmp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so odd that this drops in my inbox today since it answers the question our teacher didn't get to answer in class "isn't apollo the god of the sun?" (we were going over the Homeric hymn to Apollo in class).
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Starwarrior4ever Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Where's his other leg?? o.O 
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Itachiman3 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
and then came Kratos XD
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Thomamark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Photographer
Feel the wrath of the Suuuuunnnnn x)
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Definitely one of your more badass myth pics of late. :)
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VanpoidFJ Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
wow
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
gotta love your mythology works!
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Stalkin-me-no-more Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Whow! You're always pumping out some amazing works Gezoman!
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LilKizuna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
What a bad ass :0
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Awesome
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mcool1989 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THis Is SICK! Nice work, he looks like a Beast!
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TheHandsomeRockLee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
First Lady Athena and now the Sun Lord Helios. All that's needed now is a good depiction of Apollo.
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. In the original meaning, as in Awe-inspiring. This is fantastic. Epic. Amazing. And other adjectives I can't think of at the moment.
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Possibly the most legendary art I've seen on this site comes from GenzoMan. Flawless and epic!
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