What is the difference between Helios and Apollo

Quite extreme sun gods: Ra, Aton, Helios, Apollo

Hello to all gods fans; First of all, thank you for being able to write here.

As an Apollo fanatic, I am particularly familiar with the sun gods, Apollo, Apollo, his namesake from Greece too, of course, belong to the illustrious circle of sun gods.

Even if the two aren't particularly typical sun gods. On the contrary, they are quite out of line.

What is it with the sun god Apollo - Apollo.

He didn't really have much to do with the solar disk. You just have to say that. At most, as the saying goes, symbolically. Unlike the Egyptian sun god Ra or the ancient Greek sun god Helios. Which drive across the sky day and night and you almost have to worry about when they will sleep, eat, father children and so on. Everything has to be considered.

Apollo instead is actually a lazy one, you might say. Stands there when others are working and plays on his lyre. To be fair, one has to add that this made the work magically much faster. But the sun itself, as I said, didn't interest him that much.

How did Apollon's triumphant advance come about?

It seems to me that the reason Apollo has become so immensely popular is that he became more and more a god of victory, of victory, of winning.
His flawless gold-curled figure made even the gods of Olympus catch their breaths.

And I shouldn't be surprised if not Ra, Shamasch or Helios, but rather the Egyptian god Aton were the line of tradition that the sun god Apollo continues. Much more successful than the also quite unusual sun god Aton in the land on the Nile at the time.

Aton - a sun god of the Egyptians who was worshiped exclusively for a few years. Akhenaten and Nefertiti had declared him the only god of the Egyptians. That went - somehow - well during the lifetime of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. But - one could almost say - not one day longer.

I could imagine the following scenario if I take the perspective of Aton, which is not so difficult for me as an Apollo fan:

One god or many gods?

Of course I was thinking something about how gods sometimes do this, as one god emerge from the many gods in Egyptians. One principle - the life-sustaining of the sun - instead of many different gods triad, a different one in every large Egyptian metropolis. That had worked side by side for thousands of years - already.

But in the late period it had increasingly led to competition constellations - which is surprising when the cities and with them the skills and possibilities and thus the resource requirements of the people continued to grow.

Akhenaten was a chance to bring a unique god into the world. But it probably came too early. Unique became unique, with the tendency to jealously persecute all other gods and - as gods - to ignore them.

As soon as Akhenaten had passed away, everything that would remind of me - Aton - was covered with the desert sands of oblivion - people returned to their old gods incredibly quickly. There was just one God they didn't want - yet. Rightly so, as it is clear to me, because to allow only one and one to count as God - a lot more creates struggle and competition, who or what this one is.

So I looked for another way to make myself noticeable among many gods as one, as a unique one. Apollo - the most beautiful, most radiant god of the Greeks - was simply perfect as a suitable sun god. Well, Apollon did a good job. Always remained son (of Zeus and Leto) and brother (of Artemis) and yet more than all other gods were worshiped by the people.

But then Apollo - with the Romans - was finally replaced by the one, only God of the Christians. And sent into exile. With all the other gods of the Greeks and Romans and Egyptians and Sumerians. Including me. And that although Apollo had prepared the sole rule of the Christian God for centuries.

Well, I made a mistake. Even gods are not omniscient. No, we are not. We learn in the same way or similarly as people. From generation to generation. From age to age. And now - finally - the age of the one and only God is over. And the time has come for countless unique gods to reveal themselves.