[ hee-lee-os, ‐ohs ]

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

Origin of Helios

First recorded in 1640–50; see origin at sun

Words Nearby Helios

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How to use Helios in a sentence

  • Helios here, so to speak, bursts forth from the gates of day and sheds the light of his glory over all.

    Troy and its Remains | Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
  • We will transfer the twins, Helios and Selene, the sun and the moon, from heaven to earth; they must become mortals—Greeks.

    Cleopatra, Complete | Georg Ebers
  • Helios freezes his people before he comes, that they may be doubly grateful for the warmth he bestows.

    Complete Short Works | Georg Ebers

British Dictionary definitions for Helios


/ (ˈhiːlɪˌɒs) /

  1. Greek myth the god of the sun, who drove his chariot daily across the sky: Roman counterpart: Sol

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