Helios Strain

A Vector-class refit designed for near-solar exploration.

Definition/Summary:

Strain

  • Force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree
  • To make it do more than it is able
  • Tension caused by a difficult situation
  • Group of organisms within a species or variety, distinguished by one or more minor characteristics

Mythology

Helios

  • Personification of the Sun
  • Son of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia
  • Aka Euryphaessa and brother of the goddesses Selene, the moon, and Eos, the dawn.
  • He is a handsome titan with a crown made of the Suns aura
  • Sol

Expanded info:

  • Drives a chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night
  • In the Homeric hymn to Helios, Helios is said to drive a golden chariot drawn by steeds
  • Here Pindar speaks of Helios’s “fire-darting steeds”

Add/Misc:

Zeus’s eye

  • Could be a play on words meaning to strain ones eye