According to Plato's use of the old myth in his Protagoras (320d–322a), the twin Titans were entrusted with distributing the traits among the newly created animals. Epimetheus was responsible for giving a positive trait to every animal, but when it was time to give man a positive trait, lacking foresight he found that there was nothing left.Prometheus decided that humankind's attributes would be the civilising arts and fire, which he stole from Athena and Hephaestus. Prometheus later stood trial for his crime. In the context of Plato's dialogue, "Epimetheus, the being in whom thought follows production, represents nature in the sense of materialism, according to which thought comes later than thoughtless bodies and their thoughtless motions.
According to Hesiod, who related the tale twice (Theogony, 527ff; Works and Days 57ff), Epimetheus was the one who accepted the gift of Pandora from the gods. Their marriage may be inferred (and was by later authors), but it is not made explicit in either text. In later myths, the daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora was Pyrrha, who married Deucalion, a descendant of Prometheus. Together they are the only two humans who survived the deluge. In some accounts, Epimetheus had another daughter, Metameleia, whose name means "regret of what has occurred" for those that do not plan ahead will only feel sorrow when calamity strikes.
God of War III
Epimetheus is first seen climbing the Mount Olympus. Unfortunately, the Sea God Poseidon entered the battle and killed Epimetheus summoned his Hippocampi which began to attack the Titans pulling them to their deaths.
Powers and Abilities
Epimetheus possess the superhuman strength, stamina, durability and immortality.
- Superhuman Strength: As a Titan, He has superhuman strength.
- Superhuman Durability: As a Titan. He had superhuman durability.
- Immortality: As a Titan. He is immortal.
- It is unknown if Epimetheus was married to Pandora in the series and accepted her gifts from the gods.