from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The mother of Aphrodite by Zeus.
- n. The satellite of Saturn that is ninth in distance from the planet.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Heliconiini — certain butterflies.
- proper n. Mother of Aphrodite, and possibly the same as the goddess Rhea.
- proper n. The fourth largest moon of Saturn.
- proper n. A female given name.
The interior temperature is quite warm for an icy moon, perhaps due to tidal forcing from Dione, which is much denser, and has a resonant orbital period twice that of Enceladus.
Zeus and a sea-nymph called Dione, was the goddess of Love and Beauty.
"Dione" is a counterpart to "Amynta" and "Pastor Fido" and other trifles of the same kind, easily imitated, and unworthy of imitation.
Last night I happened to be listening to a recording of Dione Warwick's Alfie and found myself moved by one phrase in particular.
An interesting find in the Celine Dione article mentioned above …
There are twelve Titans  from their first literary appearance, in Hesiod, Theogony; Pseudo-Apollodorus, in Bibliotheke, adds a thirteenth Titan Dione, a double of Theia.
Dione is not being backlit by Saturn from the vantage point of Cassini, so its face that is opposite the Sun appears darker.
Cassini also discovered Tethys and Dione in 1684 after discerning in 1675 the gap in Saturn's rings, this is later known as Cassini's Division….
Actually 1684 was when Tethys and Dione were discovered
The moons Tethys and Dione were discovered in 1684.