Dione


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Di·o·ne

 (dī-ō′nē)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The mother of Aphrodite by Zeus.
2. A satellite of Saturn.

[Greek Diōnē, from Zeus, Di-, Zeus; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

Dione

(daɪˈəʊnɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titaness; the earliest consort of Zeus and mother of Aphrodite

Dione

(daɪˈəʊnɪ)
n
(Astronomy) one of the larger satellites of the planet Saturn
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There she stayed them, unloosed them from the chariot, and gave them their ambrosial forage; but Venus flung herself on to the lap of her mother Dione, who threw her arms about her and caressed her, saying, "Which of the heavenly beings has been treating you in this way, as though you had been doing something wrong in the face of day?
Bear it, my child," replied Dione, "and make the best of it.
Thence they arise and go abroad by night, veiled in thick mist, and utter their song with lovely voice, praising Zeus the aegis- holder and queenly Hera of Argos who walks on golden sandals and the daughter of Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athene, and Phoebus Apollo, and Artemis who delights in arrows, and Poseidon the earth-holder who shakes the earth, and reverend Themis and quick-glancing (1) Aphrodite, and Hebe with the crown of gold, and fair Dione, Leto, Iapetus, and Cronos the crafty counsellor, Eos and great Helius and bright Selene, Earth too, and great Oceanus, and dark Night, and the holy race of all the other deathless ones that are for ever.
15) who with the lord Apollo and the Rivers have youths in their keeping -- to this charge Zeus appointed them -- Peitho, and Admete, and Ianthe, and Electra, and Doris, and Prymno, and Urania divine in form, Hippo, Clymene, Rhodea, and Callirrhoe, Zeuxo and Clytie, and Idyia, and Pasithoe, Plexaura, and Galaxaura, and lovely Dione, Melobosis and Thoe and handsome Polydora, Cerceis lovely of form, and soft eyed Pluto, Perseis, Ianeira, Acaste, Xanthe, Petraea the fair, Menestho, and Europa, Metis, and Eurynome, and Telesto saffron-clad, Chryseis and Asia and charming Calypso, Eudora, and Tyche, Amphirho, and Ocyrrhoe, and Styx who is the chiefest of them all.
Titan, Mimas, Rhea and Dione are four of the known moons of which planet?
a flyby within 520 kilometers of Saturn's moon Dione - its fourth
Most recently, though, it was Student Life Coordinator Dione Waddington who reaped rewards.
8220;Last year we had such great success spotlighting Coworking Week within our facility that we have decided to continue celebrating it for one week, annually,” said Dione Moser, founder and president of Coworking Connection, 25185 Madison Ave.
There are two species of snakes: dice snake (Natrix tessellata) and dione snake (Elaphe dion).
Dione Buss, 47, and husband Richard, 48, of Stogursey, Somerset, won PS1.
We ate a lovely meal, watched a film and enjoyed cabaret by a woman who modelled herself on Celine Dione (without the rider of 20 puppies in the dressing room, presumably).
Washington, June 11 ( ANI ): New images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that the plain-looking Saturn moon Dione may have once had a geologically active subsurface ocean.