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[hahy-peer-ee-uh n] /haɪˈpɪər i ən/
Classical Mythology. a Titan, the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
Origin of Hyperion
< Latin < Greek Hyperī́ōn, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + iṓn going; see ion Unabridged
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  • Eos, the goddess of the dawn, the daughter of Hyperion, and the sister of Helios and Selene.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • One of our men was in the Hyperion, managed to stay alive, and has been sending data.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • I picked it up, and I knew that I was in the presence of the Hyperion.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • His 'Hyperion' is a fine monument, and will cause his name to last.

  • Sleep and Poetry, Endymion, and Hyperion represent very well three stages in the poet's thought and art.

    Mysticism in English Literature Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
British Dictionary definitions for Hyperion


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


an irregular-shaped outer satellite of the planet Saturn that tumbles chaotically
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Word Origin and History for Hyperion

a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, later identified with Apollo, from Greek, literally "he who looks from above."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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