Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Phaethon

Phaethon1
                                                             In Greek mythology, Phaethon was described as the son of sun god, Helios and Oceanid Clymene . In Greek legend, Phaethon, challenged by his playmates, sought assurance from his mother that his father was the sun god. She gave him the requested assurance and told him to turn to his father for confirmation. He asked his father for some proof that would demonstrate his relationship with the sun. 

When the god promised to grant him whatever he wanted, he insisted on being allowed to drive the sun chariot for a day. Placed in charge of the chariot, he was unable to control the horses. The earth was in danger of being burnt up and, to prevent this disaster, Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt.
Phaethon2
                                                   In Greek mythology, Phaethon was described as the son of  goddess Eos by Cephalus or Tithonus, born in Syria. Aphrodite stole him away while he was no more than a child to be the guardian at her most sacred shrines. According to some versions, Aphrodite bore him a son, Astynoos.

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