Phaethusa

Summary

In Greek mythology, Phaethusa or Phaëthusa /ˌfəˈθjzə/ (Ancient Greek: Φαέθουσα Phaéthousa, "radiance") was a daughter of Helios and Neaera, the personification of the brilliant, blinding rays of the sun.[1] With her sister, Lampetia, she guarded the cattle of Thrinacia. She carried a copper staff with which she tended to her father's herd of sheep. She is listed as among the Heliades.

Namesake

References

  1. ^ Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher (Hrsg.): Ausführliches Lexikon der griechischen und römischen Mythologie. Band 3,2, Leipzig 1909