In Greek mythology, Phaethon was a son of Eos by Cephalus or Tithonus, born in Syria. Aphrodite stole him away while he was no more than a child to be the night-watchman at her most sacred shrines.[1][2][3] The Minoans called him "Adymus", by which they meant the morning and evening star.[4]

Phaethon was the father of Astynous, who in his turn became father of Sandocus. The latter migrated from Syria to Cilicia where he founded a city Celenderis; he then married Pharnace, daughter of King Megassares of Hyria, and had by her a son Cinyras.[2]


  1. Hesiod, Theogony, 986 - 990
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bibliotheca 3. 14. 3
  3. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 3. 1 (using the name "Hemera" for Eos)
  4. Solinus, 11:9; Nonnus, Dionysiaca, 11:131 and 12:217

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