Carpe Diem #698 chariot

Ilion---metopaRelief depicting Helios the sun god in Greco and Roman mythology. It was discovered in 1872 by Heinrich Schliermann.  It was once part of the the North-West pediment of the temple of Athena in Troy.

                       Helios begins
                       on his perilous journey
                       blazing sun his crown

                       from Okeanos he rises
                       in his golden chariot

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