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Iapetus
One of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaea (Heaven and Earth), and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius....
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An Overview of Greek Gods and Goddesses
The Twelve Olympians were the main gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. They resided in Mount Olympus and actually totals to fourteen Olympians but never more than twelve in a time.
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Atlas
(derived from an Aryan root meaning To lift up, To carry) One of the Titans, son of Iapetus. Taking part in the war against Zeus, He was condemned to bear eternally aloft the pillars separating Heaven from Earth. In later times, this became imaged as a giant...
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Menoetius
(ruined strength) One of the Titans, child of Iapetus. He is slain in the war between the Titans and Zeus....
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Prometheus
(Forethought) One of the Titans, child of Iapetus. He is said to have created mankind and, when they appeared helpless to cope with the world, he ascended to Olympus and stole fire from the Gods, giving it to mankind. For this feat of lese-majeste, he was...
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Titans
A precursor race of Divine entities, essentially composing a pantheon itself. The eldest are said to have emerged from Primal matter (Gaea and Uranus), they were all eventually supplanted by their children, the Olympians, although some retained their...
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Saturn's “Yin-Yang” Moon Iapetus
The name Iapetus was suggested by John Herschel, the son of William Herschel, in his 1847 treatise Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope. Like all of Saturn's moons, the name Iapetus was taken from the Titans of Greek ...
What's This Ridge on Iapetus?
Sure that's a bit odd, but the strangest feature on Iapetus is the equatorial ridge. This feature measures 1,300 km long and it makes the moon look like a space walnut.
Cassini reveals surface features of Saturn moon Iapetus
Iapetus has a diameter of 914 miles (1,471 km) and orbits 2,213,000 miles (3,561,300 km) from Saturn. Tidally locked to its parent planet, Iapetus is estimated to have a composition of 75 percent ice and 25 percent rock. Its surface is heavily cratered.
Looking up at the night sky: St. Maarten's Backyard Astronomy for Mar 5 & 6
In honour of the visiting sailors of the Heineken Regatta, we look south after sunset to see the constellations of Vela and Carina. Vela represents the sail of a ship while Carina marks the keel of that same vessel.

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