Heliadae in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

Heliadae and HELIADES (Ἡλιάδαι and (*Hlia/des), that is, the male and female 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 Rhode or Rhodos. Their names are, Cercaphus, Actis, Macarcus, Tanages, Triopas, Phaeton, Ochimus, and Electryone. These names, however, as well as their number, are not the same in all accounts. (Diod. 5.56, &c.; Schol. ad Pind. Ol. 7.131, &c.) It should be observed that the sisters of Phaeton are likewise called Heliades. (Ov. Met. 2.340, &c.; Apollon. 4.604.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

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