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 (ĕp′ə-mē′thē-əs, -thyo͞os)
n. Greek Mythology
A Titan, husband of Pandora, who together with his brother Prometheus took part in the creation of the human race.

[Latin Epimētheus, from Greek, from epimētheus, afterthought (from the myth that after giving each animal a special quality, he had none left for humans), modeled on Promētheus, Prometheus (taken by the Greeks as from promētheus, forethought).]
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Noun1.Epimetheus - (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Titan - (Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)