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In Greek mythology, Lampetia (Λαμπετίη or Λαμπετία) (English translation: "shining") was the daughter of Helios and Neaera; she was the personification of light. With her sister, Phaethusa, she guarded the cattle of Thrinacia. She told her father when Odysseus' men slaughtered some of his cattle which were ageless and deathless, like a forbidden fruit. They also happened to be his children. Her father, Helios, was enraged and asked the gods to avenge his cattle's deaths. Zeus then sent a lightning bolt down and a storm, killing all of Odysseus' men, while their doom was portended by the meat writhing and lowing on the spits.[1]

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  1. ^ Homer. Odyssey. Book XII, 375.

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