Pha·ë·thon (fāə-thŏn′, -thən)
A son of the sun god Helios who was killed by Zeus while trying to drive his father's chariot across the sky.
[Latin Phaëtōn, Phaëthōn, from Greek Phaethōn, from phaethōn, present participle of phaethein, to shine; see bhā-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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