from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The sun god, son of Hyperion, depicted as driving his chariot across the sky from east to west daily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The god of the Sun; son of Hyperion and Theia, brother of Selene and Eos, father of Phaeton amongst others. His Roman counterpart is Sol.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day; identified with Roman Sol


From Ancient Greek Ἥλιος (Hēlios), from ἥλιος (hēlios, "sun"). (Wiktionary)



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