Helios was the Greek god of the sun. He rises from the East horizon in the morning, and travels across the sky until he descends to the West, bringing nightfall. Helios rides on a chariot pulled by four horses. There are multiple locations where Helios is worshiped. In these locations, people make animal sacrifices to him. Animals include, oxen, horses, goats, and rams. In the Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew kill Helios's sacred animals, bringing anger to Helios. His anger led to the destruction of Odysseus's boat and the loss of his men. Zeus threw a lightning bolt that completely tore the boat apart.