A Titan, a son of Uranus and Gaea, and married to his sister Theia, or Euryphaessa, by whom he became the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.1

Homer uses the name in a patronymic sense applied to Helios, so that it is equivalent to Hyperionion or Hyperionides; and Homer's example is imitated also by other poets.2



  1. Hesiod. Theogony, 134, 371 ff.; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 1.3, 2.2.
  2. Homer. Odyssey i, 8, xii, 132; Iliad viii, 480; Hesiod. Theogony, 1011; Ovid. Metamorphoses xv, 406.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.