- Classical Mythology. a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea.
- Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
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Iapetus on the whole may be said to shine as a star of the 9th magnitude.The Story of the Solar System
George F. Chambers
He was the son of Iapetus and Clymene, one of the Oceanides.The Student's Mythology
Catherine Ann White
The frigid gray eyes swung back to the sight that was revealed on Iapetus.Hawk Carse
Atlas, the son of Iapetus, was doomed to bear the heavens on his shoulders.
Homer mentions specially two of them, Iapetus and Cronus; but Hesiod enumerates thirteen.
- a large outer satellite of the planet Saturn