The tragic myth of the Sun God's son
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Every morning, Helios unleashed his golden chariot, and set out across the sky. As the Sun God transformed dawn into day, he thought of his son, Phaethon, below. To prove to Phaethon that he was truly his father, Helios decided to grant him anything he wanted. Unfortunately, what Phaethon wanted was to drive Helios' chariot for a day. Iseult Gillespie shares the tragic myth of the charioteer. [Directed by Raghav Arumugam and Jagriti Khirwar, narrated by Susan Zimmerman, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].