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Epimetheus

(ĕp'əmē`thēəs), in Greek mythology: see PandoraPandora
, in Greek mythology, first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her as vengeance upon man and his benefactor, Prometheus. The gods endowed her with every charm, together with curiosity and deceit.
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Epimetheus,

in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of SaturnSaturn,
in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn

Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.
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. Also known as Saturn XI (or S11), Epimetheus is an irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 89 mi (144 km) by 67 mi (108 km) by 61 mi (98 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 94,090 mi (151,422 km) and has equal orbital and rotational periods of 0.6942 earth days. It was discovered by R. Walker, Stephen M. Larson, and John W. Fountain in 1978 and confirmed in 1980 by Dale P. Cruikshank at the Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa from Voyager 1 photographs. Its surface is cratered, with several craters more than 18 mi (30 km) in diameter, and marked with both large and small ridges, valleys, and grooves as well. Epimetheus and JanusJanus
, in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of Saturn. Also known as Saturn X (or S10), Janus is an irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 122 mi (196 km) by 119 mi (192 km) by 93 mi (150 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 94,120
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 are co-orbital; that is, they share the same average orbit. About every fourth year—at closest approach—the lower, faster satellite overtakes the other, they exchange angular momentum, and the lower one is boosted into the higher orbit while the higher one drops to the lower orbit. The two moons may have formed from the disruption of a single satellite early in the formation of Saturn's satellite system.

Epimetheus

(ep-ă-mee -th'ee-ŭs, -thooss) A small irregularly shaped satellite of Saturn. It is a coorbital satellite with Janus; they orbit between the F ring and G ring. There are two named craters on Epimetheus, Hilairea and Pollux. See Saturn's rings; Table 2, backmatter.

Epimetheus

[‚ep·ə′mē·thē·əs]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Saturn which orbits at a mean distance of 151,000 kilometers (94,000 miles), near Saturn's rings, in nearly the same orbit as Janus, and has an irregular shape with an average diameter of 120 kilometers (75 miles).
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Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus, Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 1998, p177.
The paradox is really non-existent, since the "breakdown" we need is in fact the first fault: forgetting, the fault of Epimetheus.
Segundo uma outra tradicao, Zeus encarregou os irmaos Prometheus e Epimetheus, titas de segunda geracao, filhos de Iapetos, de dotar as diferentes criaturas vivas que iriam povoar o novo kosmos.
Zeus gives Pandora to Epimetheus for a wife in a parody of gift-giving and bridal custom and its implications.
In ancient Greek mythology Epimetheus is the figure of forgetfulness, yet ironically it is we--modern men and women--who forget both Epimetheus and his message; and we do so at our peril.
Saturn's small moons Janus and Epimetheus execute just such a dance, changing orbits every 4 years.
That new ring's location coincides with the orbits of Janus and Epimetheus, two tiny moons of Saturn.
6) Prometheus' brother, Epimetheus, accepts Pandora into his home despite his brother's warning, making her the first 'wife', and soon that fateful 'jar', filled with all human miseries, is opened.
In an early essay, "Rebirth of Epimethean Man," Illich opposed the hubris of Prometheus raising expectations in the modern world to the "hindsight" of his brother, Epimetheus, whose life was centered on hope.
Like Epimetheus, Prometheus's less-gifted sibling, even Robert can see that Edna "lacked forethought" (55).
On the importance of Heidegger when thinking about technology, see Bernard Stieglar, Technics and Time: The Fault of Epimetheus (Richard Beardsworth and George Collins trans, 1998) [trans of: La Technique et le Temps].
Acting as an emissary for the gods, his brother Epimetheus explains the gods' proposal of peace to Prometheus: