Phaethon, son of Apollo

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In land of Ethiopia
Once, Phaethon was born
By mortal wife Clymene
And mighty Apollon

Epathos, son of Zeus
And Phaethon’s opponent,
He challenges the rival
Of his divine descent.

Enraged, he begs for proof
But mother gives him none
She sends him to the temple
Where stands his father’s throne.

And here he arrives
In front of mighty Pheobus
The daring son of god
Demanding for the evidence

He would not settle for less
Than being the Sun itself
And ride Apollo’s chariot
Across the Universe.

His pride was great
But stubborn as he was,
He could not take
The bumpy ride of gods.

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