Helios/The Colossus of Rhodes

Above is pictured The Colossus of Rhodes.
Above is pictured The Colossus of Rhodes.

 

The Greek sun god is Helios. Helios is Greek for sun. The Colossus of Rhodes is a depiction of Helios. It considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Colossus was created in the 3rd century B.C. and depicted Helios holding a torch high in one hand and standing on the island of Rhodes facing the water.  It was 107 feet tall.

Helios was also represented as an all-seeing eye.

“This gigantic gilded figure (Colossus of Rhodes), with its crown of solar rays and its upraised torch, signified occultly the glorious Sun Man of the Mysteries, the Universal Savior.” (Hall, Manly P. – The Secret Teachings of All Ages p. 189)

The Statue of Liberty is essentially the New Colossus of Rhodes.

 

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