Epimetheus definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology the Titan, husband of Pandora, whom regarding his sibling Prometheus took part in creation of the human race.
    • Astronomy The satellite of Saturn that's sometimes the fifth and often the sixth in distance from earth. Periodically, Epimetheus and another of Saturn's moons, Janus, change orbits.
    • (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gift ideas from Zeus he accepted Pandora as their wife
  • proper-noun:
    • boy of Iapetus and Clymene, sibling to Atlas, Menoetius and Prometheus, of who he ignored warnings to beware of any gift ideas from Zeus. He accepted Pandora as their partner, thereby bringing sorrow on world; parent to Pyrrha.
    • A moon associated with the earth Saturn.

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