Study Guide

Orion Helios

Helios

Helios, the god of the sun, isn't in this story for very long, but he does have a big effect on it, when he gives Orion back his sight. It's interesting that the light of the sun gives somebody their sight back in this myth. Didn't the Greeks ever figure out that if you stare in the sun too long, it seriously messes up your eyes? Hmm, maybe we're being too literal here. Could it be meant more as a metaphor? You know like, the sun's light takes the darkness away from Orion's eyes. What do you think?

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