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An image of the god Phoebus Apollo from Keightley's Mythology, 1852.

An image of the god Phoebus Apollo from Keightley's Mythology, 1852.

Keightley's Mythology, 1852.
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Phoebus -- meaning bright -- is an epithet for the Greek and Roman god Apollo. Phoebus Apollo was synonymous with the sun in later classical writers, although for Homer Apollo was distinct from the sun god Helios. Apollo was the twin brother of Artemis and the son of Zeus and Leto.

Pronunciation: fee'-bos • (noun)
Alternate Spellings: Phoibus

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