How to pronounce epimetheus

What does epimetheus mean?

In Greek mythology, Epimetheus (/ɛpɪˈmiːθiəs/; Greek Ἐπιμηθεύς, which can means “hindsight”, literally “conceived”) was the brother of Prometheus (traditionally interpreted as “far-sighted”, literally “far-sighted”), a pair of Titans who “acted as representatives of mankind” (Kereny 1951, p. 207).

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What was Epimetheus’ punishment?

TO punish man, Zeus forced Hephaestus to create a mortal of stunning beauty. Thus completed Zeus sent Pandora down, Epimetheus who remained among the men. Prometheus warned Epimetheus not accept gifts from Zeus, but Pandora’s beauty was too great and he let her stay.

What is Epimethean weakness?

Perhaps if he had overcome his weakness lack of foresight Epimetheus would not fail, but would not prosper either. With more opportunities to work with animals and display other strengths, perhaps history and mythology would be kinder to him.

Why did Zeus eat his wife?

Why Zeus ate his wife? In some versions of Greek mythology Zeus ate his wife Metis because it was known that their second child would be stronger than him. After the death of Metis, their first child Athena was born when Hephaestus split. Zeus the head opened, and the goddess of war appeared, full-grown and armed.

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