Diomed was the Œtolian sun-god; Achilles was worshipped in Thessaly long before he became the hero of the tale of Troy.
The representation is one of the sun-god Dionysos upon a cross.
Apollo is in his grotto, served by seven graceful nymphs: while close by the steeds of the sun-god are being watered by tritons.
But the sun-god holds his eyes shut and does not let him get away.
Yet the fragments do present us with an invocation to the sun-god, though weakened, it is true, and adapted to the new faith.
He is said to be the sun-god of spring, to whom the heat of summer is fatal, and who dies in June.
Here dwelt a beautiful enchantress called Circe, daughter of the sun-god and the sea-nymph Perse.
To him she must come, this rose who could own no lesser god than the sun-god himself.
If I answer not to the voices that call me, my name will be a byword wherever the rays of the sun-god fall.
The hierophant of the sun-god made an effort to climb back on his pedestal.