CLST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Incest, Asclepius, Eaves

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It was from homer and hesoid that the greeks came to know about the gods. 3. 11 myth of prometheus, the thief of fire from heaven. The story is hesiod"s attempt to make sense of human expirence by means of myth/allegory/story. Prometheus was one of the titans, who at some point were sent to tartarus by zeus who didn"t accept the titans"s fighting against him in the famous battle of the titans titanomachy. Tartarus: is the deep abyss that is used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked and as the prison for the titans idea of afterlife. Prometheus accomplished the task, but while working on his creation, he grew fond of men he was much more comfortable being around the immortals. Zeus"s idea was not to have men with any unusual power. But prometheus was thinking the other way, and decided to steal one of the powers zeus was particularly sensitive about fire.

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