Helios is the young Greek god of the sun. He is the son of Hyperion and Theia. By the Oceanid Perse, he became the father of Aeetes, Circe, and Pasiphae. His other two daughters are Phaethusa ("radiant") and Lampetia ("shining").
With his golden chariot he rises at dawn from the ocean, rides through the sky, and disappears at sunset back into the ocean in the west. His chariot is pulled by four horses - Pyrois, Eos, Aethon and Phlegon. He sees and knows all, and was called upon by witnesses. By the Oceanid Perse, he became the father of Aeëtes, Circe and Pasiphae. He was represented as a youth with a halo, standing in a chariot. His attributes are the whip and the globe.