Prometheus Story Board

Prometheus Story Board
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  • Creation of Man
  • In a time long past... Prometheus, the clever Titan, created mortal men out of clay and water.
  • Prometheus Steals Fire
  • The clever Titan taught his frail creatures how to find fire in the ash tree...
  • Zeus Punishes Prometheus
  • ...If you are so foolish as to think that you are outwitting me, beware the consequences of my wrath!
  • This part of the Prometheus myth explains the creation of man, according to the Greeks. Prometheus, the clever Titan, used clay and water to create the first humans. They didn't understand seasons and weren't very intelligent, and they lived like ants within the Earth.
  • Supreme Beings
  • Then however, a new torture will await you... Just think of it, Prometheus! Excruciating physical pain and mental anguish, day and night, again and again!
  • Prometheus stealing fire gave a valuable gift to mankind, which explains where fire came from. It allowed them to work with metal and make new advancements, so Prometheus is sometimes associated with science.
  • Zeus Punishes Humans For Using Fire, with Pandora's Box
  • ...Pandora and her female descendants will be the cause of mortal men's misfortune as well as their joy!
  • This slide demonstrates fighting between two "gods" or at least fighting between two very powerful beings. (Prometheus is technically a titan) Prometheus is subject to years of torture of an eagle pecking out his liver.
  • Symbolism
  • However, as a symbol of Prometheus's bondage and his subordination to the Lord of Olympus, Zeus... ordered Prometheus to bind his fingers with two rings, one of stone and one of bronze 
  • The supreme beings (Gods and Titans) seem to always encounter power struggles, when one does something, there's a different one who becomes angered by the actions of their fellow supreme being. This example shows Zeus punishing Prometheus by chaining him to a mountain and sending a "great winged giant eagle" to eat his liver every day over and over.
  • Pandora's box represents the fall of man because it shows how the curiosity humans leads to their own downfall. Zeus punishes Pandora with the box because he tells her not to open it, but he knows her curiosity will get the better of her. Once she opens it, plagues flood the Earth.
  • The stone ring symbolizes the mountain that Prometheus was chained to for thirty thousand years, and the bronze ring symbolizes the unbreakable bronze bonds.
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