He is the secret son of Sun God Helios by Clymene. Phaeton managed to track down his old man and tried to drive his fiery chariot. Unfortunately he had flunked his driving lessons and made a right pig’s ear of it.
There being no traffic cops available to haul him in, Zeus zonked him out of the sky to prevent him scorching the Earth. His sisters the Heliades were devastated — they had been hoping for joyrides all summer.
Phaeton Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1965
Phaeton RelationshipsFather: Helios
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Article last revised on November 07, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.