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Epimetheus

by Ryan Tuccinardi
Epimetheus ("afterthought") is the son of Iapetus and Clymene. He foolishly ignored his brother Prometheus' warnings to beware of any gifts from Zeus. He accepted Pandora as his wife, thereby bringing ills and sorrows to the world.

Epimetheus was made up by the Greeks as the antipode of his brother Prometheus ("forethought").


Article details:

  • Pronunciation:
    ep-ee-mee'-thee-us
  • Etymology:
    Afterthought

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