Erichthonius and Adoption
Erichthonius was the son of the god Hephestus and possibly Atthis, but fostered by the goddess Athena, and raised in a chest[!] by the daughter(s) of Cecrops. He became king of Athens and is credited with introducing chariot driving and silver to mankind.
Oxford Classical Dictionary, edited by M. Cary, et al. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1949) Encyclopedia of Religion. 16 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1987) Tufts University Perseus Project. "Perseus Encyclopedia: Erichthonios." Available at: