Hyperion

Properly, the father of the Sun and Moon, but by poets made a surname of the Sun. Shakespeare makes it a synonym of Apollo. The proper pronunciation is Hyperion. Thus Ovid—

“Placat equo Persis radiis Hyperione cinctum.”

Fasti, i. 385.

So excellent a king, that was to this
Hyperion to a satyr.

Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 9.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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