Phoebus n : Greek god of light; god of prophesy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis [syn: Apollo, Phoebus Apollo]
Phoebus (pronounced /ˈfiːbəs/ or /ˈfibəs/) is the Latin form of Greek Phoibos 'Shining-one', a byname used in classical mythology for the god Apollo.
Under the modern Greek spelling Phevos or Phivos (pronounced "Fivos") and paired with Athena, he was a mascot of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Classical Latin poets also used Phoebus as a byname for the sun-god, whence common references in later European poetry to Phoebus and his car ("chariot") as a metaphor for the sun.
But in mythological texts the Sun-god and Apollo are otherwise not confused or identified. For example, in Ovid's Metamorphoses the hero Phaëton is son of Phoebus the sun-god, not son of Phoebus Apollo.
He should not be confused with Phobos.
Other uses* Phoebus, Virginia
- Phoebus Levene (born Fishel Aaronovich Levin)
- Harrison Phoebus
- Tom Phoebus
- Phoebus (songwriter)
- Phoebus de Lusignan
- François Fébus; Francisco Febo
- Gaston Fébus
- Phoebus cartel
- Phöbus, literary journal (1808)
- Captain Phoebus from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Phoebus, the fictional planet setting of the 1988 computer game Exile
- Phoebus Apollo a song by Carl Cox for the Hacker's Soundtrack
phoebus in French: Phébus
phoebus in Spanish: Febo
phoebus in Georgian: ფებოსი
phoebus in Japanese: ポイボス
phoebus in Portuguese: Febo
phoebus in Simple English: Phoebus
phoebus in Finnish: Foibos
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