The son of Achilles and Helen. Euphorion, a hubristic youth, attempted to fly to heaven but Zeus caught him and with a blow knocked him down. His body was buried by the naiades of the island of Melos, which Zeus had expressly forbidden. He punished the naiades for their disobedience by transforming them into frogs.



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