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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:
- Paean (god), the physician of the Greek gods
- Paeon (father of Agastrophus), the father of Agastrophus in Homer's Iliad, and the husband of Cleomede and father of Laophoon in Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica
- Paeon (son of Antilochus), a lord of Messenia, from whom the Attic clan and deme of Paeonidae or Paionidai is supposed to have derived its name
- Paeon (son of Endymion), from whom the district of Paionia was believed to have derived its name
- Paeon (son of Poseidon), the son of Helle and Poseidon; in some legends he was called Edonus.
- Paeon, son of Ares and father of Biston.
- Paean, an epithet for the Greek god Apollo
- Paean, an epithet for the Greek healer-god Asclepius
- Paeon of Amathus, an early Hellenistic historian from Amathus on the island of Cyprus
- 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
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