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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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.
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.
TNK aims to achieve full employment and creation of jobs in Key Employment Generators (KEGS) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, transportation and logistics, and retail and trade, Dione explained.
Lawyer Ana Dione, director of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Central Luzon, said the 48 establishments complied with labor and occupational safety and health standards set by government.
Tributes have been paid to West Calder High pupil Dione, who wanted to work in the beauty industry when she left school this year.
Ana Dione to be always transparent and source of newsworthy stories.
A day after the flyby, Cassini imaged Dione, another of Saturn's moons.
Suzan Dione, 40, also agreed to forfeit to the government two local houses used in the operation.
A well-timed Cassini snapshot captures 700-mile-wide Dione (at left), together with Tethys (665 miles) and tiny Pandora (52 miles), all hovering over a highly foreshortened view of the ring system.