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Helios (Sol) - Helios vs. Odysseus's Men

Helios vs. Odysseus's Men

Case Description: Complainant (Helios) accuses Defendants (Odysseus's Men) of cattle rustling. Despite his warnings, Odysseus's men killed the sacred cattle of Helios and ate them.

Case Status: Case closed. Helios begged Zeus to punish Odysseus's men for their crime, so the King of the gods obliterated them all with a thunderbolt, leaving only Odysseus alive. (Sounds like those steaks just weren't worth it.)

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