Hyperion

noun
Hy·​pe·​ri·​on | \ hī-ˈpir-ē-ən How to pronounce Hyperion (audio) \

Definition of Hyperion

: a Titan and the father of Eos, Selene, and Helios

First Known Use of Hyperion

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hyperion

Latin, from Greek Hyperiōn

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