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Helios (Sol)

Helios (Sol)

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Case File: Zeus vs. Helios

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Case Description: Complainant (Zeus) accuses Defendant (Helios) of gross negligence for allowing Phaeton, Helios's son, to drive the chariot that pulls the sun. Not long after Phaeton took to the skies, he lost control of Helios's fiery steeds, dragged the sun near the earth, and nearly burned everything to a crisp.

Case Status: Dismissed. Zeus annihilated Phaeton with a thunderbolt before he could burn up everything. We figure losing a son is enough punishment for Helios.

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