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Definitions for Phoebus
ˈfi bəsphoe·bus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Apollo, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollonoun

    (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis

Wikipedia

  1. Phoebus

    Apollo is one of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The national divinity of the Greeks, Apollo has been recognized as a god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. One of the most important and complex of the Greek gods, he is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Seen as the most beautiful god and the ideal of the kouros (ephebe, or a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo is considered to be the most Greek of all the gods. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu.As the patron deity of Delphi (Apollo Pythios), Apollo is an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Apollo is the god who affords help and wards off evil; various epithets call him the "averter of evil". Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius. Apollo delivered people from epidemics, yet he is also a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague with his arrows. The invention of archery itself is credited to Apollo and his sister Artemis. Apollo is usually described as carrying a silver or golden bow and a quiver of silver or golden arrows. Apollo's capacity to make youths grow is one of the best attested facets of his panhellenic cult persona. As a protector of the young (kourotrophos), Apollo is concerned with the health and education of children. He presided over their passage into adulthood. Long hair, which was the prerogative of boys, was cut at the coming of age (ephebeia) and dedicated to Apollo. Apollo is an important pastoral deity, and was the patron of herdsmen and shepherds. Protection of herds, flocks and crops from diseases, pests and predators were his primary duties. On the other hand, Apollo also encouraged founding new towns and establishment of civil constitution. He is associated with dominion over colonists. He was the giver of laws, and his oracles were consulted before setting laws in a city. As the god of mousike, Apollo presides over all music, songs, dance and poetry. He is the inventor of string-music, and the frequent companion of the Muses, functioning as their chorus leader in celebrations. The lyre is a common attribute of Apollo. In Hellenistic times, especially during the 5th century BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, the personification of the Sun. In Latin texts, however, there was no conflation of Apollo with Sol among the classical Latin poets until 1st century CE. Apollo and Helios/Sol remained separate beings in literary and mythological texts until the 5th century CE.

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  1. phoebus

    Phoebus is an alternative name for Apollo, the Greek and Roman god of light, music, and prophecy. The term is derived from Greek mythology and is often used in classic literature and poetry as a metaphor for the sun or brightness. The term can also refer to any particularly radiant or brilliant entity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phoebusnoun

    apollo; the sun god

  2. Phoebusnoun

    the sun

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. Foi^bos, fr. foi^bos pure, bright.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Phoebus

    an epithet originally applied to Apollo for his beauty, and eventually to him as the sun-god.

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Mythology

  1. Phoebus

    (Phoe′bus). A name of Apollo, signifying light and life.

    “Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, Toward Phoebus’ lodging.” (Shakespeare.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PHOEBUS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoebus is ranked #67126 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Phoebus surname appeared 294 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Phoebus.

    97.2% or 286 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phoebus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phoebus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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