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In Greek mythology, Phaethusa or Phaëthusa /ˌfəˈθjzə/ (Ancient Greek: Φαέθουσα Phaéthousa, "radiance") was a daughter of Helios and Neaera, the personification of the brilliant, blinding rays of the sun. With her sister, Lampetia, she guarded the cattle of Thrinacia. She carried a copper staff with which she tended to her father's herd of sheep. She is listed as among the Heliades.

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