Meaning of Phaethon in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfeɪəθən/

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The son of Helios the sun god. He asked to drive his father's solar chariot for a day, but could not control the immortal horses and the chariot plunged too near to the earth until Zeus killed Phaethon with a thunderbolt in order to save the earth from destruction.