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Prometheus and the Story of Fire By I.M. Richardson Illustrated by Robert Baxter ISBN: 0-89375-859-0 – Troll Associates Myth Prometheus and the Story of Fire Because Myths began such a long time ago, it is impossible to pinpoint the exact origins. ”Myths and legends certainly predate the written word; their original nature changes once they are set down on the page, as is true with all oral forms…” ( Norton’s Anthology of Children’s Literature p. 420). To further cloud the mythological picture, Greek and Roman cultures share many of the same figures but call them by different names. It would be difficult to talk about mythology without speaking of its figures. Figures such as Gods, Demigods, Cyclops and Titans, possess some sort of power or gift or rule over some aspect of earth or heaven. Prometheus and the Story of Fire tells of one such mythological figure. Prometheus and the Story of Fire features the son of a Titan by the name of Prometheus. A Titan is a son or daughter of Gaea (mother earth) and Uranus (the sky). The first of
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course ENG 203 taught by Professor Clemente during the Summer '10 term at Peru State.

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