Friday 4 October 2013


Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus. His name means 'afterthought', the god of excuses as his head start thinking, when he relised that he has done something wrong. According to legend Epimetheus and his brother Prometheus were given the task of populating the earth with animals and men. 
                               Prometheus had assigned Epimetheus the task of giving the creatures of earth their various quailities, such as swiftness, cunning, strength, fur, wings, etc. However because of Epimetheus lack of foresight, he used all of quailities for animals, not leaving a single thing for man (master-piece of Prometheus). As a result Prometheus was forced to steal fire from heaven to arm them. 

                     Zeus was angered by this theft and ordered the creation of Pandora the first woman, as a means to deliver evil into the house of man.  Pandora was presented to Epimetheus, he instantly fell in love with her and married her without consideration. Even his brother Prometheus warned never to accept any gift from Zeus. 


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