PROPHASIS was the personified spirit (daimona) of excuse. She was a daughter of the foolish Titan Epimetheus (Afterthought).
EPIMETHEUS (Pindar Pythian Ode 5)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pindar, Pythian Ode 5. 28 (trans. Conway) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) :
"Prophasis (Excuse) daughter of the late-contriving Epimatheos (Epimetheus, Afterthought)."
- Pindar, Odes - Greek Lyric C5th B.C.