Phaethon is the son of Helios in Greek mythology. He is the one that begged his father to let him drive the chariot of the sun. Helios reluctantly agrees to let him drive it. His experience proved fatal. What is this myth telling us?
The name Phaethon means “shining one” or “radiant one”, so it is obvious that we are talking about the sun here. His father Helios was the sun in Greek mythology, but are we really talking about the sun? In truth this myth is giving away history and a lesson about your imagination running wild. The scribes of these myths loved to make fantastical stories about history and give it a lesson on life.
What is this history lesson that this myth is showing? This myth was so popular in ancient Greece that it was even put into Plato’s Timaeus. Let’s see what it says…..
“There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story that even you [Greeks] have preserved, that once upon a time, Phaethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father’s chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals.”
Those of you that know the true history of this earth, know what is going on here. In very ancient times there was a very bright planet in the sky. It was so bright the ancients called it the second sun. The name of this planet was Tiamat. In actuality it was an enormous watery planet that reflected the sun’s light. A cataclysm happened that caused the planet to fall. All that is left of this planet is the asteroid belt. To see what happened you will have to read the Lemurian Magic post. The myth says that Phaethon falling caused a gash in the sky and the deserts to form. This cataclysm did cause the deserts, but it also caused flooding and our weather on this planet. The myth also says Helios refused to take the sun across the sky until the gods talked him back into it. After a cataclysm of this size, it would appear that the sun was not in the sky for a long time, maybe several months.
In some versions of the myth it says that Phaethon fell into to the river Eridanus and other versions it says the tears of his sisters made the river. The popular meaning for Eridanus is ‘amber’. However if you take and separate this word to “Eri” and “Danus”, it becomes very enlightening. “Eri” means ‘my awake one’ or ‘my guardian’. This ‘Danus’ is what jumped out at me. This word has to do with the Tuatha de Danaan, or the people of the Goddess Danu. This name is so important that a Pharaoh of Egypt changed his name to Dannus, which is not a far cry from Danus(See Patriarch Pharaohs). In my research I have shown that this name has to do with Lilith(See Lemurian Magic). Make no mistake, these scribes loved to use word play to hide true events in plain sight. This myth is pointing to the destruction of Tiamat and the war of the gods.
What is the lesson the scribes put in this myth? The myth is basically saying “Don’t let your imagination run astray with your horses of passion”. You have to keep yourself grounded in this world because errant and unreasoned fantasies of a misdirected imagination are hazardous. Intellect must stand guard to hold the soul on the path of safety. That is what the thunderbolt that Zeus throws at Phaethon symbolizes. Phaethon losing control is his imagination running wild, so Zeus throws the intellect at him to bring reason back. To get to the truth you have to use your intellect. We have to keep in mind the natural laws of this world.
In some versions of the myth it says that the scorching of the earth caused the Ethiopians to have dark skin. I think this is a later interpolation because it is just as ridiculous as the Cain and Abel myth.