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Phaethon, son of Helios tries to capture the sun…

HELIOS (or Helius) was the Titan god of the sun. He was also the guardian of oaths and the god of gift of sight. Helios dwelt in a golden palace located in the River Okeanos at the eastern ends of the earth. From there he emerged each dawn driving a chariot drawn by four, fiery winged steeds and crowned with the aureole of the sun. When he reached the land of the Hesperides (Evenings) in the West he descended into a golden cup which carried him around the northern streams of Okeanos back to his rising place in the East.

Once his son Phaethon attempted to drive the chariot of the sun, but losing control, set the earth on fire. Zeus then struck him down with a thunderbolt.

Gardener and photographer exploring the magic and wonder of plants and gardens in the natural world and the abstract art in the everyday decays around us. All photographs are © copyrighted and owned by Marilyn Cornwell.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    Looks like extreme storm activity on that sun! Great capture!

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous rust!

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatalmost 2 years ago

    Cool a sun melting into a burning rusty cloud…

  • Scott  Cook
    Scott Cookalmost 2 years ago

    Very cool stuff!

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 2 years ago

    A cool abstract for sure, Marilyn.

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!!!

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  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberover 1 year ago

    That is a marvelous color composition, Marilyn. Well spotted and captured!

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