"Lampus and Phaethon, the colts that draw the chariot of Day."
Helios wearing his sun-ray crown, Roman bronze statuette 2nd-3rd century AD
Public DomainHelios wearing his sun-ray crown, Roman bronze statuette 2nd-3rd century AD - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons
Helios rising in his horse-drawn chariot, black-figure lekythos, ca.500 BC
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According to Greek mythology, the sun god Helios drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day.