Definition of Epimetheus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Titan



Definition of Epimetheus

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) Son of Iapetus and Clymene, brother to Atlas, Menoetius and Prometheus, of whom he ignored warnings to beware of any gifts from Zeus. He accepted Pandora as his wife, thereby bringing sorrow to the world; father to Pyrrha. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epimetheus

Epicureans
Epicurus
Epidendrum
Epidendrum tampense
Epidendrum venosum
Epigaea repens
Epilachna
Epilachna varivestis
Epilobium
Epilobium angustifolium
Epilobium canum canum
Epilobium hirsutum
Epimedium
Epimedium grandiflorum
Epimenides
Epimetheus (current term)
Epinephelus
Epinephelus adscensionis
Epinephelus fulvus
Epipactis
Epipactis gigantea
Epipactis helleborine
Epipaleolithic
Epiphany
Epiphany of Our Lord
Epipremnum
Epipremnum aureum
Epirot
Epirote
Epirotes

Literary usage of Epimetheus

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1. Half a Hundred Hero Tales of Ulysses and the Men of Old edited by Francis Storr (1911)
"cried Epimetheus. " Let us run out of doors, and have some nice play with the other ... It is thousands of years since Epimetheus and Pandora were alive; ..."

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