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Unformatted text preview: -Fought with Zeus against Cronus. Culture Hero -Introduces technology to mankind. -Mankind becomes civilized. -Trickster Figure = Plays tricks for own amusement, amoral -Examples o Prometheus (greek) o Anansi, a giant spider (Ashanti, W. Africa) o Maui (Polynesia) o Quetzalcoati (Aztec) o Raven (Various Native American) Prometheus -Tricks Zeus to help mankind. -The tricks o The sacrifice trick (explains ritual sacrifice) Zeus’ response: Withholds fire. o Steals Fire (technological advance) Stole fire from Zeus by putting it in a hallow reed. Zeus’ Response: Punishes Prometheus....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CLASSICS 224 taught by Professor Kitchel during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '09