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Helios
Helios
Name Helios
Other Names Sol
Debut Retribution
Significance Helios Alpha
Helios Beta
Helios Delta
Helios Gamma
Sunday on the Caprican calendar
Photo Earth bas relief of Helios in his chariot[1]

Helios is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the religion of the Ancient Greeks, he is the God of the Sun.

Lord of Kobol[]

Helios is God of the Sun and Aurora (Eos) is his sister. Helios and the other gods lived in peace and harmony with humanity on Kobol until the exodus of the Twelve Tribes, two-thousand years before the present (42YR).

After the exodus from Kobol, the Twelve Tribes of humanity travelled two-thousand light years and discovered the Cyrannus Star System, a star cluster with two binary systems. Appropriately, the Tribes named the four stars after Helios.[2]

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Helios was the son of the titans Hyperion and Theia, and brother of Eos (the Dawn) and Selene (the Moon). The personification of the Sun, he was portrayed as driving a four-horse chariot across the sky on a daily basis. At a later time, Helios was conflated with Apollo; to the Romans, he was known as Sol.

The image of Helios driving his “golden-yoked” four-horse chariot – sometimes in the company of his sisters – is one of the most recognizable images in all of Greek art. “As he rides in his chariot,” writes marvelously of him the poet of the thirty-first Homeric Hymn, “he shines upon men and deathless gods, and piercingly he gazes with his eyes from his golden helmet. Bright rays beam dazzlingly from him, and his bright locks streaming from the temples of his head gracefully enclose his far-seen face: a rich, fine-spun garment glows upon his body and flutters in the wind: and stallions carry him.”[3]

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  1. Photo: From the North-West pediment of the temple of Athena in Ilion (Troy). Between the first quarter of the third century BC and 390 BC. Marble, 85.8 x 86.3 centimeters. Found during the excavations lead by Heinrich Schliemann in 1872, now in the Pergamon-Museum in Berlin, Germany.
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. Helios at Greek Mythology.com. Retrieved on May 27, 2019, edited.
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