Epimetheus created the animals and gave them the attributes. When it reached the man, there was no longer any quality to give it. He asked for help from his brother Prometheus, who then stole the fire from the gods and offered it to men, also teaching him how to work with him.
He was Pandora's husband, which in Greek means "the one who has all the gifts", a gift from Zeus to him. In fact, Zeus wanted to take revenge on Prometheus, Epimetheus and humanity, which possessed the fire that had been stolen from the heavens.
Epimetheus was deceived by his wife, who opened a vase that he kept at the behest of his brother, Prometheus. She opens the box which contained all the evils that would come to make man's life in chaos, but quickly closes it, leaving only the evil of hope inside.
After this disaster, Epimetheus and Pandora spawned Pirra, who later married Deucalião (son of Prometheus and survivor of the Flood).
In his honor, the name of Epimetheus was given to one of the 56 known satellites on the planet Saturn.