The drought is succeeded by a thunderstorm; and the lightning puts an end to Phaëthon.
But Phaëthon was bold and proud, and finally Apollo yielded.
Pactolus: Pope, Spring, 61; allusions also to the sisters of Phaëthon.
Then,” said Phaëthon, “let me drive the horses of the Sun for one whole day!
Gladly Phaëthon traveled toward the regions of sunrise and gained at last the palace of the sun.
I believe he would agree to patch the wrecked chariot of Phaëthon!
The horses were harnessed, the gates unbarred, Phaëthon seized the reins, and away they flew!
Shall she, like another Phaëthon, madly ascend the chariot of Empire, and spread desolation and horror over the world?
The name Phaëthon, like the name Phœbus, means the radiant one.
Phaëthon then boldly asked the great god of the sun for permission to drive his horses for a single day.