He lived in a huge golden palace and often was seen riding in a golden carriage. ( I could not find a golden one).
The Son comes to see his father. He gets to make one wish.
Helios told him to stay on the path for everything on earth would have light. The horses that pulled the chariot got frightened and galloped faster until they where off the path. Then the earth was on fire.
The silken beeves of Helios were dead. Odysseus is spared from the wrath of the gods since he did not participate in slaughtering or eating the cows.