Prometheus


Who was responsible for bring fire to mankind, who was chained to the top of a mountain and had his liver devoured by an eagle every night? The answer: . This god was part of a mighty group of gods called Titans. The poet Hesoid described as a trickster, and a troublemaker. Aeschylus described as a “tragic hero”. Many plays have been written about , including “”.
was a cunning, intelligent being. During the war of the Titans, he advised them to use strategy, instead of just going out and having a massive bloodbath.
(Encyclopedia Americana, 577) Beethoven, Wolfgang Von Goethe, Percy Bysshe, and Bach all created works inspired by the myths of . had no Roman name, only a Greek name, . ...

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named Atlas. (Encyclopedia Americana, 576) (Picture taken from Microsoft Encarta, 1998)
isn’t really in charge of anything, except bringing fire to mankind and creation on man. When responsibilities were handed out, was left out, possibly because he was a Titan, no one really knows.)
is recognized by his nudity, the stalk of fennel that he carried fire to mankind in, and the crown of sticks and leaves that sits atop his head. (Tripp, 439)
A giant, roaring fire symbolizes , most people understand why, and that is because he gave the gift of fire to mankind.
Prometheus has few unique characteristics. He isn’t a massive beast, he doesn’t have magical powers, and he doesn’t have huge, rippling muscles. He does, on the other hand, have an immortal liver. In a certain Greek Myth, Prometheus stole fire from the hearth of the gods, the gods became angry, especially Zeus. (World Book Encyclopedia, 567) Zeus ordered Prometheus chained to the top of a huge mountain as punishment for ...

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