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Definition of Phaethon

Phaethon
Phaethon Pha"["e]*thon, n. [L., Pha["e]thon (in sense 1), fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, to shine. See Phantom.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The son of Helios (Ph[oe]bus), that is, the son of light, or of the sun. He is fabled to have obtained permission to drive the chariot of the sun, in doing which his want of skill would have set the world on fire, had he not been struck with a thunderbolt by Jupiter, and hurled headlong into the river Po. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of oceanic birds including the tropic birds.

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- Phaethon (/ˈfeɪ.əθən/; Ancient Gr****: Φαέθων, romanized: Phaéthōn, pronounced [pʰa.é.tʰɔːn]), also spelled Phaëthon, was the son of the Oceanid Clymene...
- 3200 Phaethon /ˈfeɪ.əθɒn/ (previously sometimes spelled Phaeton), provisional designation 1983 TB, is an active Apollo asteroid with an orbit that brings...
- Phaeton, Phaëton, Phaethon, Phæton, or Phaëthon may refer to: Phaethon (composition), 1986 composition by Christopher Rouse The Fall of Phaeton (Rubens)...
- In Gr**** mythology, Phaethon (/ˈfeɪ.əθən/; Ancient Gr****: Φαέθων, Phaéthōn, pronounced [pʰa.é.tʰɔːn]) was a son of Eos by Cephalus of Athens or Tithonus...
- an Oceanid nymph loved by the sun god Helios and the mother by him of Phaethon and the Heliades. Clymene is one of the three hundred Oceanid daughters...
- There are three species in one genus, Phaethon. The scientific names are derived from Ancient Gr**** phaethon, "sun". They have predominantly white plumage...
- mythology is the story of his mortal son Phaethon who asked his father for a favour; Helios agreed, but then Phaethon asked for the privilege to drive his...
- Chrysoglossa phaethon is a moth of the family Notodontidae first described by William Schaus in 1912. It is found in Costa Rica. Miller, James S. (2009)...
- Phaeton (alternatively Phaethon or Phaëton) (/ˈfeɪ.əθən/; Ancient Gr****: Φαέθων, romanized: Phaéthōn, pronounced [pʰa.é.tʰɔːn]) was the hypothetical planet...
- The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) is a tropicbird, one of three closely related species of seabird of tropical oceans. Superficially resembling...