In Greek mythology
(Λαμπετίη or Λαμπετία) (English translation
: "shining") was the daughter of Helios
; 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.