Greek - One of the Titans. Son of Iapetus and Clymene or Asia. Brother of Atlas and Prometheus. Husband of Pandora. Father of Pyrrha. With his brother Prometheus he was given the task of creating men and fitting them for life on earth. He fought with the gods against the Titans and rejected the beautiful Pandora when offered her hand by Zeus. He changed his mind and married her when Prometheus was punished by Zeus. In some stories, the ills that beset man were released by Pandora from a box given to her by the gods at her wedding; in others they came from a jar in which Prometheus had stored the things not used in the creation of man. Also called Epimetheus, 'afterthought' or 'afterthought'.

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