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PHOEBUS (Gr. for " bright," " pure,")

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 449 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PHOEBUS (Gr. for " bright," " pure,"), a common epithet of Apollo (q.v.). Artemis in like manner is called Phoebe, and in the Latin poets and their modern followers Phoebus and Phoebe are often used simply for the sun and moon respectively.
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