Meaning of PAEAN in English

[Greek] A Greek god of healing and regarded as the physician to the other gods. He is often identified with other gods (among which Apollo, Asclepius, Dionysus, Zeus) in their roles as healers and protectors against illness and misfortune. Paean emerged as an independent deity in later Greek literature. A paean is also a hymn in honor of Apollo, in which he, as healer, is glorified and praised.

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