Merchant of Venice

what is meant by phoebus'fire ?

this question is from merchant of venice act 2 scene 1

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Phoebus is a mythological sun god(latin name for apollo) and phoebus fire is referred as the sun's burning rays.  "Where Phoebus' fire scarce thaws the icicles". That means: Where the sun-god's fire (which is not very abundant in the north) thaws the icicles.