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Iapetus and the Greeks

19 December 2005, edited by Tinu
(Translations: Deutsch)

Iapetus in mythology

Iapetus (greek Iapetos), one of the six Titans of the greek mythology, is the son of Uranus and Gaia. Iapetus’ wife is Clymene; they have four children: Menoetius, Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus. Though the last three ones, Iapetus is an ancestor of the human race. Sometimes Iapetus is also said to be the spouse of Asia or Asopis.

A more detailed description may be found at the Theoi Project: Ouranos: Iapetos.



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