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1. Greek Mythology A Titan, the son of Gaea and Uranus and the father of Helios.
2. A satellite of Saturn.

[Greek Huperiōn.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, father of Helios (sun), Selene (moon), and Eos (dawn)


(Astronomy) an irregular-shaped outer satellite of the planet Saturn that tumbles chaotically


(haɪˈpɪər i ən)

a Titan in Greek myth, the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
[< Latin < Greek Hyperiōn=hyper- hyper- + iṓn going]
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Noun1.Hyperion - (Greek mythology) a Titan who was the son of Gaea and Uranus and the father of Helios and Selene and Eos in ancient mythology
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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And, true enough, I learned presently that the mate of the Hyperion had "taken down" his name for quarter- master.
But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bare deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys.
371-374) And Theia was subject in love to Hyperion and bare great Helius (Sun) and clear Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn) who shines upon all that are on earth and upon the deathless Gods who live in the wide heaven.
Automedon, whip in hand, sprang up behind the horses, and after him Achilles mounted in full armour, resplendent as the sun-god Hyperion.
It was the face of one glancing indeed from Hyperion to a satyr.
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