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HA´LIA or HALIEIA (Ἅλια, Ἁλίεια), one of the principal festivals celebrated in the island of Rhodes, in honour of Helios, Doric Halios, the sun-god. It was held every year, with gymnic and musical contests and a great procession. The prize of the victors in the contest was a white wreath. It was on this occasion, the 24th of the month of Gorpiacus, that the Rhodians drove into the sea a quadriga as an offering to the god. (Schol. ad Pind. O. 7.146; Xenoph. Ephes. 5.11; Fest. s. v. October equus; Näke, Opusc. i. p. 339, &c.)


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