Paean (disambiguation)

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A paean is a song or expression of thanksgiving, triumph, healing or praise.

Paean, Paeeon, Paeëon, Paeon, Paian, Paieon, or Paion (from the Ancient Greek Παιάν, Παιήων, or Παιών) may refer to:

Greek mythology[edit]


  • Paion, a municipal unit in Achaea, Greece
  • Paion (Thrace), the ancient Greek city located in Thrace


  • Paeon of Amathus, an early Hellenistic historian from Amathus on the island of Cyprus

Other uses[edit]

  • Paean (horse), a British-trained racehorse
  • Paeon (prosody), a metrical foot containing four syllables, where one of the syllables is long and the other three are short
  • Paeon diagyios, another name for the metrical foot cretic or amphimacer, containing three syllables: long, short, long
  • "A Paean", the original name for "Lenore", a poem by Edgar Allan Poe