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Paean

(pē`ən), Paean was an epithet for Apollo, the healer. The paean, a hymn of praise to Apollo and often to other gods, was sung as a prayer for safety or deliverance at battles and other important occasions.

Paean

physician to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 29]

paean

(sometimes US), pean
a hymn sung in ancient Greece in invocation of or thanksgiving to a deity
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He trembled at the audacity of his thought; but all his soul was singing, and reason, in a triumphant paean, assured him he was right.
Thus all day long the young men worshipped the god with song, hymning him and chaunting the joyous paean, and the god took pleasure in their voices; but when the sun went down, and it came on dark, they laid themselves down to sleep by the stern cables of the ship, and when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared they again set sail for the host of the Achaeans.
This is a final paean which Zarathustra sings to Eternity and the marriage- ring of rings, the ring of the Eternal Recurrence.