Ancient Greek Mythology
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his right hand launched it against the charioteer, and struck him at the same moment from his seat and from existence! Phaeton, with his hair on fire, fell headlong, like a shooting star which marks the heavens with its brightness as it falls, and Eridanus, the great river, received him and cooled his burning frame. The Italian Naiads reared a tomb for him, and inscribed these words upon the stone:
Key: The essential Olympians ' names are given in bold font .
Helen of Troy The story of the Helen of Troy, the “face that launched a thousand ships”. Helen was married to a Greek King, but the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, promised her to Paris, a Trojan Prince.