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Greek Mythology:
Helios is the god of the sun. Its said he emerges each dawn driving a chariot drawn by four, fiery winged steeds and crowned with the aureole of the sun.

In the Homeric hymn on Helios, he is called a son of Hyperion and Euryphaƫssa. Homer describes Helios as giving light both to gods and men: he rises in the east from Oceanus, though not from the river, but from some lake or bog formed by Oceanus, rises up into heaven, where he reaches the highest point at noon time, and then he descends, arriving in the evening in the darkness of the west, and in Oceanus.

Helios was depicted as a handsome, and usually beardless, man clothed in purple robes and crowned with the shining aureole of the sun. His sun-chariot was drawn by four steeds, sometimes winged. He is also described in the Homeric poems as the god who sees and hears every thing.

God of War Series:
Helios' main game time is from God of War: Chains of Olympus, and side story of Kratos for the PSP system. In this story, Helios is captured by Atlas and Hades wife Persephone and the world is in shadow. Kratos then sets out to free Helios, and succeeds.

In the main God of War series Helios is also seen in the last scene of the second game. He is preparing for battle along side the other Gods as the Titans and Kratos climb Mount Olympus.

In the third God of War game, footage has been realized of Helios fighting the Titan Perses. After Helios hits Perses with a couple fireballs, the titan grabs Helios off his chariot, crushes him, and flings him into a building. Kratos then rushes to the scene only to find Zeus' minions guarding the nearly dead god of sun. After Kratos defeats the monsters, he grabs helios by the neck and rips off his head. With the god of sun dead, Kratos uses Helios' head as a light to see all hidden and secret things.