Who is the Sun God in Greek Mythology?

Updated: January 21, 2023
The sun god in Greek mythology is Helios. He is the son of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia.
Detailed answer:

Helios was the personification of the Sun, and he is one of those gods who were worshiped by all ancient civilizations, such as Egypt and Greece, even though there are different versions about his origin, what he looks like, etc.

In Greek mythology he was known as Helios, which means “sun” in Greek language (or “shining” or “bright”). His parents were Hyperion (the Titan god of light) and Theia (the Titan goddess of sight). He was also brother to Eos (the dawn), Selene (the moon) and Perses (the personification of destruction). According to some sources Hyperion had several children including Selene goddess of moon and Euryphaessa goddess of dawn but others say that he only had Helios who would later marry Perseis daughter of Oceanus king of gods. He was particularly popular in the island of Rhodes, where his cult center at Ialysos was one of the most important religious sites in Greece.

Helios was usually depicted as a handsome young man driving a chariot across the sky, or as an old man with a golden crown on his head and a torch in his hand.

The Romans identified Helios with their own god Sol, who was also associated with Apollo and Phoebus (the god of light).

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