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Definitions of iapetus

  1. ( Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology
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Usage examples for iapetus

  1. The frigid gray eyes swung back to the sight that was revealed on Iapetus – Hawk Carse by Anthony Gilmore
  2. Iapetus was a solid world, though. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  3. The moon herself in various rank assigns The days for labour lucky: fly the fifth; Then sprang pale Orcus and the Eumenides; Earth then in awful labour brought to light Coeus, Iapetus and Typhoeus fell, And those sworn brethren banded to break down The gates of heaven; thrice, sooth to say, they strove Ossa on Pelion's top to heave and heap, Aye, and on Ossa to up- roll amain Leafy Olympus; thrice with thunderbolt Their mountain- stair the Sire asunder smote. – The Georgics by Virgil
  4. Mechanically he repeated to himself: " Iapetus Iapetus my ranch on Iapetus Iapetus Iapetus – The Affair of the Brains by Anthony Gilmore
  5. Moreover, he came personally twice a year to transport the cargo of horn, and let it be known throughout the frontiers that the sign of the Hawk was on that portion of Iapetus and that all who trespassed would have to answer to him. – Hawk Carse by Anthony Gilmore