Colossus o Rhodes

The Colossus o Rhodes, as depictit in an airtist's impression o 1880

The Colossus o Rhodes (Auncient Greek: ὁ Κολοσσὸς Ῥόδιος, romanised: ho Kolossòs Rhódios)[1] wis a statue o the Greek titan-god o the sun Helios, erectit in the ceety o Rhodes, on the Greek island o the same name, bi Chares o Lindos in 280 BC.


  1. Kolossos means "giant statue". R. S. P. Beekes haes suggestit a Pre-Greek proto-form *koloky- (Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2009, p. 740).