Hesiod tells this story through the theogony and works and days. Lapetos (titan) and clymene (a titans daughter) have four sons (lapetids: atlas, menoitios, prometheus, and epimetheus. All offend zeus and are punished by him. Prometheus shimmering mind meaning very bright/smart. Atlas must hold up the ski as a punishment: holding the world on his shoulder, remember this by the term atlas which shows the world map. Zeus: zeus is also know as croneon (derived from cronus) Greeks made sacrifices to the gods on olympus in return for divine favour (a favour from the gods) An domestic animal (usually) slain at an alter by a designated priest. The animal was then cut into small pieces. The bones were wrapped in fat and burned on the altar so that the smoke rose up to the gods. The meat was cooked on spits and divided among the people.