LaurieAnnie

LaurieAnnie

Posted on 12/21/2005


Photo taken on March  1, 2004


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Fountain, Picadilly Circus & Haymarket, 2004

Fountain, Picadilly Circus & Haymarket, 2004
The Four Bronze Horses of Helios was created by sculptor Rudy Weller in 1992. The greek legend is that of Helios, the young Greek god of the sun. He is the son of Hyperion and Theia. By the Oceanid Perse he became the father of Aeëtes, Circe, and Pasiphae. His other children are Phaethusa ("radiant") and Lampetia ("shining") and Phaeton. Each morning at dawn he rises from the ocean in the east and rides in his chariot, pulled by four horses - Pyrois, Eos, Aethon and Phlegon -- through the sky, to descend at night in the west. Helios once allowed Phaeton to guide his chariot across the sky. The unskilled youth could not control the horses and fell towards his death.


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