Japheth was one of Noah's three sons. His two brothers were Ham and Shem. Japheth, along with his parents, his brothers and their wives, were on the Ark during the Great Flood. Japheth's sons were named Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. Their descendants became the maritime nations in various lands, each with a separate language (Gen 10:5). It is believed most of Japheth's descendants settled in Europe.