• WordNet 3.6
    • n Epimetheus (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife
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In literature:

The part of Epimetheus mought well become Prometheus, in the case of discontentments: for there is not a better provision against them.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
Epimetheus said to Prometheus: 'Let me distribute, and do you inspect.
"Protagoras" by Plato
Epimetheus marks this battery on his Plan; and is wise behindhand, at a cheap rate.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Seven-Years War: First Campaign--1756-1757." by Thomas Carlyle
But Epimetheus himself was slow-witted and scatter-brained.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
After Epimetheus was gone, Pandora stood gazing at the box.
"The Paradise of Children" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Epimetheus and Prometheus were the names of these giants.
"Classic Myths" by Mary Catherine Judd
One of the children of Krios was Pallas; those of Iapetus were Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Atlas.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
The first thing that Pandora saw, when she came to the cottage where Epimetheus lived, was a great wooden box.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Deucalion was the son of Prometheus, and his wife Pyrrha was the daughter of his uncle, Epimetheus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
He and his brother Epimetheus are sons of the Titan Iapetus.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner

In science:

Finally, the two small moons Janus and Epimetheus follow horseshoe orbits coorbiting with Saturn (see e.g., Smith et al. 1983; Yoder et al. 1983; Yoder, Synnott & Salo 1989).
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence