The sister of the Telchines in Rhodes, daughter of Thalassa. By Poseidon she is the mother of six sons and a daughter, Rhodos. Her brothers insulted Aphrodite, who caused them to go mad and they raped their sister. Poseidon killed them and thrust them underground. Halia threw herself into the sea and became a sea divinity, worshiped by the Rhodians as Leucothea. Cp. Ino/Leucothea, Rhodos.



  • Diodorus Siculus, v, 55.4 ff.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.