Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology - Monday September 10, 2007 Prometheus...

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Monday September 10, 2007 Prometheus is an etiology for sacrifice. Prometheus poses Zeus with a problem. -- 1) He divides portions of ox into one and it appears beautiful but has bones and waste. -- 2) The second ox is not attractive but it has all the meat. -- Zeus knows the deceit of Prometheus and acts against man by taking away their gift of fire. Fire represents culture. -- Prometheus’ punishment is being chained up on top of mountain while Zeus’ eagle eats his liver every day. Prometheus is later saved by Herakles. Zeus gives a gift to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus(which means after though). He gives him a box that can not be opened and Pandora as a wife. -- Pandora means “all gifts”. All the gods give her a gift, the gift of curiosity. All evils are spread over the world after she opens the box, and only hope is left inside. * Hope can be either good or bad. It can delude mankind. Prometheus is seen as a trickster and cultural hero.
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