Meaning of Phaëthon

Pha•ë•thon

Pronunciation: (fā'u-thun, -thon"), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a son of Helios who borrowed the chariot of the sun and drove it so close to earth that Zeus struck him down to save the world.
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