Heliadae, in Greek mythology, is the name given to the seven sons of the god Helios and the sea nymph Rhode. Their names were Ochimus, Cercaphus, Macareus, Actis, Tenages, Triopas and Candalus. They had expertise in astrology and seamanship and were the ones that drove the Telchines (the original inhabitants of the island of Rhodes) out of the island. Tenages was the most skillful of all the brothers; out of jealousy, he was murdered by Macareus, Candalus, Triopas and Actis, who were then forced to flee the island. The remaining two brothers who did not get involved in the murder stayed in Rhodes and founded the city of Achaea. Ochimus became the ruler of the island, while Cercaphus married his brother's daughter and succeeded his brother. Cercaphus had three sons, Lindus, Ialysus and Camirus, who founded the eponymous cities on the island.
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