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In Greek mythology, Phaethusa, or Phaetusa ("radiance") was a daughter of Helios and Neaera, the personification of the brilliant, blinding rays of the sun. The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... Helios in his chariot In Greek mythology the sun was personified as Helios or Helius (Greek Ἥλιος / ἥλιος). Homer often calls him Titan and Hyperion. ... In Greek mythology, Neaera was one of several individuals: Neaera was the wife of Strymon and mother of Evadne. ... For other uses, see Sun (disambiguation). ...


With her sister, Lampetia, she guarded the cattle of Thrinacia. In Greek mythology, Lampetia (shining) was the daughter of Helios and Neaera; she was the personification of light. ... Thrinicia, mentioned in Homers Odyssey, is the island home of Helios cattle, is said to have been Sicily since the name Thrinicia implies an island connected to the number 3 and Sicily has three corners. ...


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By the Oceanid Perse he became the father of Aeëtes, Circe, and Pasiphae.
His other children are Phaethusa ("radiant") and Lampetia ("shining") and Phaeton.
Each morning at dawn he rises from the ocean in the east and rides in his chariot, pulled by four horses - Pyrois, Eos, Aethon and Phlegon -- through the sky, to descend at night in the west.
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