The father of Atlas and ancestor of the human race, called genus Iäp'eti, the progeny of Iapetus (Greek and Latin mythology).
By many considered the same as Japheth, one of the sons of Noah.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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