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Auriga was protrayed as a charioteer who was seen carying two to three children on his arm. He was also known as Erechtheus, son of Hephaestus (Called Vulcan by the Romans). Hephaestus, who was crippled as a child, was believed to have invented the chariot for his who created it so that his son could move him about more easily.

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