Prometheus Research Paper

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The myth of Prometheus is a Greek myth about a titan called Prometheus. Prometheus is an important character in Greek mythology because he shows many traits valued by Greek culture. We will describe Prometheus a little and go over the plot of the myth. We will also discuss why Prometheus is culturally significant, and look at some details from the myth. Prometheus was a titan from Greek myth, born from the union of the titan Iapetus and the nymph Asia. He was one of four children born to the pair. The siblings of Prometheus included his twin brother Epimetheus, Menoetius, and Atlas, all of them titans. The name Prometheus means "foresight." In the myth, Prometheus's father, Iapetus, led a revolt against the gods. Prometheus and Epithemeus fought for the gods, while Iapetus, Menoetius, and Atlas fought against the gods. After the revolt ended, Prometheus and Epithemeus went to Boitia and made man and beast out of clay. Prometheus stole fire from Mt. Olympus to give to man. Zeus was angered by this, and punished Prometheus by chaining him to a rock for the rest of his life.…show more content…
Menoetius was killed during the revolt, and Atlas was given the weight of world to bear for his actions during the revolt. Prometheus fighting against his family for the gods showed that he had great courage and strength which are important Greek cultural values. Prometheus probably did not want to fight against his family, but felt that they were in the wrong by trying to overthrow the

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