The male descendants of Helios, and might accordingly be applied to all his children, but in mythology the name is given particularly to the seven sons and the one daughter of Helios by Rhodos. Their names are: Cercaphus, Actis, Macarcus, Tanages, Triopas, Phaethon, Ochimus, and Electryone. These names, however, as well as their number, are not the same in all accounts. Nonnus,1 for example, adds Auges and Thrinax.

See also Heliades.



  1. Dionysiaca xiv, 44.


  • Diodorus Siculus. Historical Library v, 56 ff.
  • Scholiast on Pindar's Olympian Odes vii, 131 ff.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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