Helios, God of the Sun
by stonesoferasmus - uploaded on February 28, 2023, 4:15 am
This public domain image, most likely depicting the sun god Helios (but sometimes conflated with Apollo), comes from page 120 of "Manual of Mythology: Greek and Roman, Norse, and Old German, Hindoo and Egyptian Mythology" (1875). The detail in this artwork is extraordinary - it captures the essence of a powerful divinity with remarkable precision. One can almost feel the energy emanating from Helios' shining form as his golden hair resembles a diadem. He holds a cornucopia in one hand while the other clutches an alabaster glass bowl filled with liquid light. It's no wonder such depictions have endured for centuries; they remind us to bask in the warmth of divine power even today. Image source: The New York Public Library Digital Collection (digitalcollections.nypl.org).