Phaethon was upset after being made fun of for saying his father was Apollo, a god.
Phaethon decided to travel to the temple of Apollo to ask him if he was his father. His father appeared out of the sunlight shining in Phaethon´s eyes.
Apollo was taking Phaethon on a walk to talk a bit about everything. Phaethon begged for proof of Apollo really being his father.
Phaethon was granted with one wish granted to him by Apollo. Phaethon was warned about choosing wisely but he did not. Phaethon asked to ride in Apollos chariot.
Phaethon was super nervous because the horses pulled he chariot with invisible ropes of gold. Apollo told him that to control the horses he had to stay calm. Phaethon began to ride the horses and get nervous and things went downhill.
Apollo was looking for his son cause the horses were back in the stables. He was walking at the bay and looked down to see his dead son in the deep waters. Apollo was devastated, but continues on with life.