), i.e. the shining, pure or bright, occurs both as an epithet and a name of Apollo, in his capacity of god of the sun. (Hom. Il. 1.43
; Verg. A. 3.251
; Hor. Carm. 3.21
, 24; Macr. 1.17
; comp. APOLLO, HELIOS.) Some ancients derived the name from Apollo's grandmother Phoebe. (Aeschyl. Eum.