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Phaeton

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Phaeton or Phaethon may refer to many different things, all deriving ultimately from the mythological figure Phaton:

  • Phaton in Greek Mythology is the Son of Helios, the Sun God.
  • Phaeton is the fanciful early 19th-century term for a sporty rig drawn by a single horse or a pair, with extravagantly large wheels, very lightly sprung, with a minimal body, fast and dangerous
  • Phaeton is a car body style used in vintage cars from several different manufacturers
  • Phaeton is an automobile manufactured by Volkswagen.
  • Phaethon is the family and genus name of the Tropicbirds
  • 3200 Phaethon is a small asteroid, or possibly a comet with some characteristics normally associated with asteroids. Fragments from this body shed when it approaches the Sun are responsible for the Geminids meteor shower occurring in mid-December.
  • Phaeton was a villainous Adolf Hitler-esque character in the cartoon Exosquad. He was the leader of the Neosapians and very nearly destroyed Earth.
  • Phaton is a symphonic poem by Camille Saint-Sans.
  • Phaethon, or Phaethon Prime Rhadamanth Humodified (augment) Uncomposed, Indepconciousness, Base Neuroformed, Silver-Gray Manorial Schola, Era 7043 (the "Reawakening") as is his full name, is the protagonist of the novel The Golden Age by John C. Wright.
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