There are many theories about the Colossus of Rhodes. One thing is for sure Helios (the Sun God) is the one that stood there. Was he straddling the mouth of port? At this point we just don't have enough information to say yeah or nay. We know that he was made of bronze, and it was melted down for projects that were deemed more valuable at the time. We hope that someday soon we will know much more as research continues.