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05_1 Origin of Mortals (1)

05_1 Origin of Mortals (1) - Chapter Five Lecture One Myths...

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Chapter Five, Lecture One Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals
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What about human beings? Why is our world the way it is? Where did we come from? Why are we here? Why are we unique? Why do we suffer?
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Prometheus: Maker of Mortals Not in Hesiod, who gives no account of our origins A curious omission. Why? Prometheus (“forethought”), the son of Iapetus and Themis, the Titans Made man from dust and water
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The Sumerian Creation of Man from Mud Marduk made man from the blood of Kingu (as a race of servants) Another variant: man is made by Enki and Ki as servants Then they made deformed humans in a drunken contest Hebrew account (II), man is made from dust and breath
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Prometheus: Protector of Mortals Prometheus is equivalent to Enki (Ea) — the clever creator Folktale character — the trickster Doublet brother is “Epi metheus” (idiot)
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Prometheus: Protector of Mortals At Meconê, Prometheus offered sacrifice
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