the ancient Greek god of the sun, represented as driving a chariot across the heavens; identified by the Romans with Sol.



noun, plural he·li·os. Informal.

a heliogram.
a heliograph.

Origin of helio

by shortening
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  • But of helios from Mars, or Venus, there were none reported.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

    Raymond King Cummings

  • Helios suffers no other orb to appear so long as he adorns the heavens.

  • She had become Hannah's daughter, and blind Helios the son of the house.

  • The little ones are perhaps, and Helios who is blind, but Arsinoe does what she can.

  • He is at once the god of war and also the god of light, which identifies him with Helios.

    The Swastika

    Thomas Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for helios



Greek myth the god of the sun, who drove his chariot daily across the skyRoman counterpart: Sol
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