Hyperion


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Hy·pe·ri·on

 (hī-pîr′ē-ən)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A Titan, the son of Gaea and Uranus and the father of Helios.
2. A satellite of Saturn.

[Greek Huperiōn.]

Hyperion

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

Hyperion

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

Hy•pe•ri•on

(haɪˈpɪər i ən)

n.
a Titan in Greek myth, the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
[< Latin < Greek Hyperiōn=hyper- hyper- + iṓn going]
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And, true enough, I learned presently that the mate of the Hyperion had "taken down" his name for quarter- master.
Hyperion, which also ranks among Keats's great poems, is an unfinished epic.
Hyperion, who gives his name to the poem, was the Sun-god who was dethroned by Apollo.
His faded eyes, and saw his kingdom gone, And all the gloom and sorrow of the place, And that fair kneeling goddess; and then spake, As with a palsied tongue, and while his beard Shook horrid with such aspen-malady: 'O tender spouse of gold Hyperion, Thea, I feel thee ere I see thy face; Look up, and let me see our doom in it; Look up, and tell me if this feeble shape Is Saturn's; if thou hear'st the voice Of Saturn; tell me, if this wrinkled brow, Naked and bare of its great diadem, Peers like the front of Saturn.
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.
Agnes,' 'Isabella,' 'Lamia,' the fragmentary 'Hyperion,' and his half dozen great odes, probably contains more poetry of the highest order than any other book of original verse, of so small a size, ever sent from the press.
His Romantic glow and emotion never fade or cool, but such poems as the Odes to the Nightingale and to a Grecian Urn, and the fragment of 'Hyperion,' are absolutely flawless and satisfying in structure and expression.
Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life and bring his men safely home; but do what he might he could not save his men, for they perished through their own sheer folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented them from ever reaching home.
Automedon, whip in hand, sprang up behind the horses, and after him Achilles mounted in full armour, resplendent as the sun-god Hyperion. Then with a loud voice he chided with his father's horses saying, "Xanthus and Balius, famed offspring of Podarge--this time when we have done fighting be sure and bring your driver safely back to the host of the Achaeans, and do not leave him dead on the plain as you did Patroclus."
It was the face of one glancing indeed from Hyperion to a satyr.
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