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 (hĕl′ĭ-kŏn′, -kən)
A mountain, 1,749 (5,738 ft) high, of central Greece. It was the legendary abode of the Muses and was sacred to Apollo.


 (hĕl′ĭ-kŏn′, -kən)
A large spiral brass tuba, such as a sousaphone, that fits around the player's shoulder.

[Probably from Greek helix, helik-, spiral.]


(Instruments) a bass tuba made to coil over the shoulder of a band musician
[C19: probably from Helicon, associated with Greek helix spiral]


(Placename) a mountain in Greece, in Boeotia: location of the springs of Hippocrene and Aganippe, believed by the Ancient Greeks to be the source of poetic inspiration and the home of the Muses. Height: 1749 m (5738 ft). Modern Greek name: Elikón


(ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒn, -kən)

a coiled tuba carried over the shoulder and used esp. in military bands.
[1865–75; probably after Helicon, by association with helix]


(ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒn, -kən)

a mountain in S central Greece. 5738 ft. (1749 m): regarded by ancient Greeks as the abode of Apollo and the Muses.
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Noun1.helicon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musicianhelicon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument
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Helicon and `taught him a glorious song' -- doubtless the "Works and Days".
At this point, under their feet, rose Mount Helicon, 1,520 feet high, and round about the left rose moderate elevations, enclosing a small portion of the "Sea of Rains," under the name of the Gulf of Iris.
A modern may with much more elegance invoke a ballad, as some have thought Homer did, or a mug of ale, with the author of Hudibras; which latter may perhaps have inspired much more poetry, as well as prose, than all the liquors of Hippocrene or Helicon.
There be tears of perfect moan Wept for thee in Helicon.
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In response to the prayer of one rejected lover, Nemesis, the goddess of retribution, contrived that Narcissus should see his own reflection in a pool on Mount Helicon.
Brass player Ed Neuhauser deserves a special mention for joining in with all this while wearing a helicon (that's the giant, wrap-around tuba-type thing for anyone who needs to brush up on their knowledge of obscure brass instruments).
Trivia: The design of Holland's recording studio, Helicon Mountain, was inspired by the 1960s TV series The Prisoner, of which he is a massive fan.
This stance ignores the state of the field already at the time of the appearance of Martin West's East Face of Helicon fifteen years ago, when, with reference to the earlier view that early Greek epic was unadulterated Indo-European, with "no influence from the Near East," West was able to state, uncontroversially: "Few, I imagine, will wish to uphold that opinion today, or tomorrow, or ever again" (West 1997: 400).
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