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  Mythography | The Titan Epimetheus in Myth and Art
In Greek mythology, Epimetheus was one of the Titans.
According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Epimetheus was the son of the Titan Iapetos and the Oceanid Clymene.
And Epimetheus lived up to his name - afterthought - for not realizing what a dangerous creature Pandora really was, for according to Greek mythology, it was Pandora (it should be mentioned that Pandora was as curious as she was lovely) who released all manner of evil into the world.
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  Epimetheus (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Epimetheus ("hindsight", literally "hind-thought") was the brother of Prometheus ("foresight", literally "fore-thought"), a pair of Titans who "acted as representatives of mankind" (Kerenyi 1951, p 207).
As further punishment, Zeus created Pandora, the first woman, for Epimetheus, knowing that he would fall in love with her despite the warnings of his brother, the embodiment of foresight, who told him never to accept a gift from the Olympian gods, with whom the primordial Titans, sprung from Mother Earth, were ever at odds.
The daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora was Pyrrha, who married Deucalion and was one of the two who survived the deluge.
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 Mythology @ FreshCaffeine.com
The KAMI is described in the sacred literature of Japan as being a vast fish that resembles a cat fish whose body is in the great ocean beneath the islands of Japan.
EPIMETHEUS was responsible for endowing the creatures of the world with certain attributes such as speed and strength and helped PROMETHEUS with the forming of human attributes, encouraging him to take fire from the gods for them.
His wife was PANDORA, whose curiosity allowed the troubles of the world to be unleashed and her husband to be changed by ZEUS, the king of the gods, into a monkey for his meddling with the domain of the gods.
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 Astronomy For Kids -The Moons of Saturn - KidsAstronomy.com
In Greek Mythology Rhea was the wife of Saturn, and the mother of Neptune, Jupiter, and Pluto.
In mythology Hyperion was the son of Earth and Uranus.
In mythology Iapetus was the son of Uranus.
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 Gods in Greek Mythology
Epimetheus (whose name means afterthought) accordingly proceeded to bestow on the various animals gifts of courage, strength, swiftness, and feathers, fur, and other protective coverings.
She is said to be the daughter of Zeus and Dione, one of his consorts, but in later legends she is described as having sprung from the foam of the sea and her name may be translated "foam-risen." She was married to Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithy to the gods.
Artemis was one of the principal goddesses of Greek mythology.
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 Mythology @ FreshCaffeine.com: EPIMETHEUS
EPIMETHEUS was one of the progeny of the TITAN called JAPETUS and the ocean NYMPH CLYMENE according to HESIOD in his work Theoeny (ca.
EPIMETHEUS was responsible for endowing the creatures of the world with certain attributes such as speed and strength and helped PROMETHEUS with the forming of human attributes, encouraging him to take fire from the gods for them.
His wife was PANDORA, whose curiosity allowed the troubles of the world to be unleashed and her husband to be changed by ZEUS, the king of the gods, into a monkey for his meddling with the domain of the gods.
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 Epimetheus - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Epimetheus is the fifth-furthest known moon from the planet.
Prometheus (mythology), in Greek mythology, one of the Titans, known as the friend and benefactor of humanity, the son of the Titan Iapetus by the sea...
Pandora (mythology), in Greek mythology, first woman on Earth, created by the god Hephaestus at the request of the god Zeus.
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 Epimetheus (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Epimetheus (mythology), in Greek mythology, brother of the god Prometheus.
Prometheus warned Epimetheus to refuse any gifts from Zeus, ruler of the gods.
However, after Zeus created Pandora, the first human woman, Epimetheus disregarded his brother’s warning and married her.
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 EPIMETHEUS : Greek Titan god of afterthought ; mythology : EPIMETHEOS
EPIMETHEUS was the Titan god of afterthought, the father of excuses.
Epimetheus said to Prometheus: 'Let me distribute, and do you inspect.' This was agreed, and Epimetheus made the distribution.
Thus did Epimetheus, who, not being very wise, forgot that he had distributed among the brute animals all the qualities which he had to give-and when he came to man, who was still unprovided, he was terribly perplexed.
www.theoi.com /Titan/TitanEpimetheus.html   (1713 words)

  
 Epimetheus
Epimetheus ("afterthought") is the son of Iapetus and Clymene.
Epimetheus was made up by the Greeks as the antipode of his brother Prometheus ("forethought").
Article "Epimetheus" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 04 February 1999 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/e/epimetheus.html   (67 words)

  
 The Glory that was Greece
Athena was often pitted against Poseidon in the myths, a pairing that perhaps pitted the ideas of human jurisprudence and wisdom against the elemental chaos of nature.
Prometheus and his brother, Epimetheus, whose names mean "forethought" and "afterthought" were two Titans whose aid enabled Zeus to win his battle against Cronos and the other Titans.
Epimetheus, however, gave to his creations all of the useful and beautiful attributes that Prometheus would have liked to give to man. But all of the swiftness, cunning, courage, claws, wings, and strength, the very finest gifts, had been given already.
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 Pandora - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Pandora (mythological figure), in Greek mythology, first woman on earth, created by the god Hephaestus at the request of the god Zeus.
Epimetheus (mythology), in Greek mythology, brother of the god Prometheus.
- woman in Greek mythology: in Greek mythology, the first woman, who was sent by the gods with a jar full of evils in order to avenge Prometheus's theft of fire.
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 The Legend of Prometheus and Pandora's Box   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epimetheus complied with her' request; but Mercury evaded the question, asked permission to deposit his burden in their dwelling for safe-keeping, professing himself too weary to convey it to its destination that day, and promised to call for it shortly.
Epimetheus was coming, and she knew he would urge her again to come out, and would prevent the gratification of her curiosity.
Epimetheus reproached his wife in bitterest terms for her thoughtless action; but in the very midst of his vituperation he suddenly heard a sweet little voice entreat for freedom.
www.physics.hku.hk /~tboyce/ss/topics/prometheus.html   (2232 words)

  
 98.02.07: Mythology: Trickster Tales
Epimetheus: Speaking as a historian and sociologist, I believe you would grant me those credentials, mythology is the diverse record of relationships between god and man, man and man, god and beast, man and beast, beastly god and man and beastly man and god.
Mythology is a supernatural starting point for divinity students and religious scholars or more accurately scholars of religion to compare and contrast different cultures and their relationships to their gods.
Epimetheus: This gentleman believed that there is a phenomenon known as Elementary Thought ñ the basic patterns common to all humans that are possibly centered in the brain and People’s Thought ñ the specific “coloration” of Elementary Thought, by a given ethnic group at a given time.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1998/2/98.02.07.x.html   (5083 words)

  
 Titans 2 - Minor Greek Gods - Crystalinks
Dione in Greek mythology is a vague goddess presence who has her most concrete form in Book V of Homer's Iliad as the mother of Aphrodite: Aphrodite journeys to Dione's side after she has been wounded in battle while protecting her favorite son Aeneas.
In Greek mythology, Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus and brother of Prometheus and Atlas; "Epimetheus" is Greek for "hindsight."
In Greek mythology, Metis ("wisdom" or "wise counsel") was a Titaness who was the first great spouse of Zeus, indeed his equal (Hesiod, Theogony 896) and the mother of Athena.
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 Prometheus 1, Greek Mythology Link.
This is how Epimetheus, lacking in wisdom and forethought, distributed all properties suited for survival among animals, leaving unequipped the race of men.
This is the reason why Pyrrha 1, the daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora 1, is called the first mortal woman ever born.
Others affirm that Pandora 1 was not a curse sent from heaven, but that Pandora 1, who was endowed with all kinds of gifts, was given by the gods to men because the gods wished to show all mortals that they could do even better than Prometheus 1, who had given them fire.
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 TITANS, Greek Mythology Link.
It is said that when the time arrived for mortal creatures to be created, the gods, after moulding their forms, charged Prometheus 1 and his brother Epimetheus to deal faculties to each creature.
Epimetheus, they say, persuaded Prometheus 1 to let him do the dealing himself, saying that afterwards Prometheus 1 could examine what he had done.
And so, noticing that Epimetheus had not devised anything for the preservation of humans, he stole wisdom in arts from Hephaestus and Athena, along with fire, so that men could exercise those crafts, and gave all these gifts to humanity.
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 991108; Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable - Chapter 2: Prometheus and Pandora
Prometheus was one of the Titans, a gigantic race, who inhabited the earth before the creation of man. To him and his brother Epimetheus was committed the office of making man, and providing him and all other animals with the faculties necessary for their preservation.
Epimetheus undertook to do this, and Prometheus was to overlook his work, when it was done.
Epimetheus had in his house a jar, in which were kept certain noxious articles for which, in fitting man for his new abode, he had had no occasion.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Epimetheus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epimetheus EPIMETHEUS [Epimetheus] in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of Saturn.
Also known as Saturn XI (or S11), Epimetheus is an irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 89 mi (144 km) by 67 mi (108 km) by 61 mi (98 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 94,090
Age Of Fable Or Beauties Of Mythology: Chapter II: Prometheus And Pandora.
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 Search Results for "Epimetheus"
...Also known as Saturn XI (or S11), Epimetheus is an irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 89 mi (144 km) by 67 mi (108 km) by 61 mi (98 km); it orbits...
Epimetheus, in Greek mythology, (ep´me´thes) (KEY), in Greek mythology: see Pandora....
The wife of Iapetus, she bore him Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius.
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 Greek Mythology Gods Titans
Iapetus was the father of Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Atlas.
By some accounts he and his brother Epimetheus were delagated by Zeus to create man.
Unlike his brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus, Atlas fought with the other Titans supporting Cronus against Zeus.
www.desy.de /gna/interpedia/greek_myth/titan.html   (727 words)

  
 [ E p i m e t h e a n ]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EPIMETHEUS was the younger TITAN-god of afterthought, the father of excuses.
Epimetheus who from the first was a mischief to men who eat bread; for it was he who first took of Zeus the woman, the maiden whom he had formed.
Atlas (who holds the sky on his shoulders), Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoitios (whom Zues struck with a thunderbolt in the Titane battle and confined to Tartaros), were all sons of Iapetos and Asia.
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 MYTH MAN'S PANDORA
When Pandora was finally brought out and shown to the gods, resplendent in all the finery she had received, great amazement and wonder took hold of them, such was the effect of her beauty...
Epimetheus, instantly forgetting his wiser brother's admonitions, eagerly accepted the lovely gift from Zeus and made her his wife.
First the scourges stung Pandora and Epimetheus on every part of their body, then the evils scattered throughout the world and mixed with the good, so that they were indistinguishable, and humans had a hard time telling between the two extremes.
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 Latin - Mythology - Creation of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Mythology is the study of whatever religious or heroic legends are so foreign to a student's experience that he cannot believe them to be true....
Prometheus and Epimetheus had refused to fight against Zeus and thus now escaped confinement.
Zeus then sent her to Epimetheus who, although forewarned, could not turn down the beautiful gift.
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 The Tale of Pandora
Epimetheus brought forth animals and gave them the greatest of qualities.
Epimetheus then proceeded to marry her against the wishes of his brother Prometheus who warned him never to take a gift from Zeus.
Epimetheus forbade her ever to open this jar.
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 Greek Mythology Gods Titans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iapetus was the father of Prometheus, Epimetheus, Menoetius, and Atlas by Clymene.
By some accounts he and his brother Epimetheus were delegated by Zeus to create man. In all accounts, Prometheus is known as the protector and benefactor of man. He gave mankind a number of gifts including fire.
Epimetheus was a stupid Titan, whose name means "afterthought".
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