Greek Myth of Creation

Greek Myth of Creation

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  • Creation
  • Creation cont.
  • Creation cont.
  • Don't make fun of my name or I'll throw you in Tartarus!
  • Night, mist, and ether spun together to form an egg.
  • Creation of Man
  • Let's give you scary sharp feet and some flappy-things. Oh! And you a wicked awesome headdress.
  • Why does he always take all the good stuff.
  • The chaos became too much, and the egg split in two.
  • Creation of Man cont.
  • From the two pieces of egg came the Father of Heaven, Uranus, and the Mother of Earth, Gaia, with Love, or Eros, between them. This Love allowed Gaia to give birth to the beautiful land.
  • Creation of Man cont.
  • Look, fire! This should make you better than those animals. Zeus is gonna be so proud of me.
  • Epimetheus created animals, giving them great gifts like wings and swiftness. Prometheus was to make man, but was upset that Epimetheus was giving creatures these great gifts.
  • Prometheus made man to look like the Gods. He them made them to stand upright, to look towards the sky, but he still felt like they were missing something to make them great.
  • So Prometheus brought fire from the sun to give to man in order for them to prosper.
  • Punishment
  • You idiot! Now those punks are gonna become more powerful than me, God of the Heavens.
  • Punishment cont.
  • I know, I'll punish man by giving them a woman. They will be eternally stupid in her presence.
  • Punishment cont.
  • Wow, I could not have been more wrong.
  • Zeus was angry with Prometheus because he felt that man was now powerful enough to challenge the gods.
  • Renewal
  • Now, what is something else totally awesome and heroic I can do.....I know! I shall free Prometheus!
  • Zeus punished man by creating Pandora, woman, to always cause him trouble.
  • Renewal cont.
  • Behold, I am Herecles! And with my awesome biceps I shall kill this vulture and cut your chains!
  • Zeus also punished Prometheus by chaining him to a rock on Mount Caucasus, where he was tormented by a vulture eating his liver for eternity.
  • Renewal cont.
  • Maybe I should take up body building after this.
  • Some stories say Herecles thought that freeing Prometheus would be the best thing man could ever do.
  • With his great strength, Herecles killed the vulture and broke the chains that bound Prometheus.
  • Thus ends the Greek creation myth.
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