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The Horses of Helios - Haymarket/Piccadilly Circus, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.604 W 000° 08.006
30U E 698913 N 5710444
Quick Description: A bronze statue of the four horses of helios.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/25/2011 10:29:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMC4YM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Four Bronze Horses of Helios was created by sculptor Rudy Weller in 1992. The greek legend is that of Helios, the young Greek god of the sun. He is the son of Hyperion and Theia. By the Oceanid Perse he became the father of Aeëtes, Circe, and Pasiphae. His other children are Phaethusa ("radiant") and Lampetia ("shining") and Phaeton. Each morning at dawn he rises from the ocean in the east and rides in his chariot, pulled by four horses - Pyrois, Eos, Aethon and Phlegon -- through the sky, to descend at night in the west. Helios once allowed Phaeton to guide his chariot across the sky. The unskilled youth could not control the horses and fell towards his death.

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Time Period: Ancient

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Not listed

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