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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