Helios had the challenging job of driving the chariot drawn by the horses of the sun.
These ancient horses still interest us. Rudy Weller's fountain statue, The Four Horses of Helios, is a Picadilly landmark.
Helios was the father of Phaeton, a headstrong boy who prevailed upon his father to allow him to drive the powerful horses. Unable to control them, he fell to his death.
His name lives on. Today a Phaeton is the name of a horse drawn carriage, an open touring car, a motor home, and an automobile made by Volkswagen.