Definitions for "Iapetus"
To the Greeks, Iapetus was the father of the human race.
a Titan, son of Gaia and Uranus; father of Atlas, Epimetheus, and Prometheus by his sister Clymene, though other myths maintain that he married Asia or Asopis; helped Zeus overthrow Cronus.
(Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology
The name of the postulated former ocean that once separated northern England from Scotland. The final closure of the ocean, about 410 million years ago, marked the final stages of mountain building in northern Britain.