Student Stories on the Colossus of Rhodes - The Colossus at Rhodes Nahaisa Narvaez

Have you ever wanted to learn about the seven wonders of the ancient world? Well, in this story you will learn all about one of the seven wonders of the world…The Colossus at Rhodes.


To start, the statue was created to honor a Greek god. That god's name is Helios. He was one of the Greek Titans. He was the son of Hyperion and Theia and one of his two home islands was Rhodes. He was known as the personification of the sun, with his sisters being the moon and the dawn (Selene & Eos).

The statue of Helios at Rhodes was huge. It was 108 ft tall in height. That's really huge! But there are many, many more facts about the Colossus at Rhodes that will help you learn more about it.

This statue of Helios was built in 292 BC. It was located at the harbor in Rhodes. Rhodes is a very small state.

The Colossus was very special to the people of Rhodes. It was a way of honoring their god they believed in and who was the patron of their small island. It was their go-to thing, their everything. But wait, there's more.  

What's the reason for this statue, you may ask. Well  the reason why the people of Rhodes built this statue of Helios was to celebrate. But celebrate what exactly? They built it to celebrate their victory over the ruler of Cyprus in 305 BC. But the statue was not gonna last a long time. The statue was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC.

Well that is all I have for you about the Colossus at Rhodes, my friends. But remeber there are many more sources that can help you to find more info about the Colossus who guarded the harbor of Rhodes. You just have to search for them.

Hope you learned something new from here.

Original Release: May 25, 2017

Updated Last Revision: Jun 19, 2017

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