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Prometheus and secrets he left behind, please help me to understand

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posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 05:21 AM
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welcome welcome, greek titan who made man


Prometheus created man? Never heard of that.
So i decided to have a look at Wikipedia's files...

en.wikipedia.org...

...and bumped into this:



Prometheus, in Ovid's Metamorphoses, is credited with the creation of man "in godlike image" from clay; in others, this role is assigned to Zeus


I am more familiar with Zeus's assignment to creat man.



Zeus in his wrath denied men the secret of fire. Prometheus felt sorry for his creations, and watched as they shivered in the cold and winter's nights


That's really wierd, 'couse in school we assimilate a different idea. An idea that Prometheus was the one who brought fire to mankind.



In Greek mythology, 'Prometheus (Ancient Greek, Προμηθεύς, "forethought") is the Titan chiefly honored for stealing fire from the gods in the stalk of a fennel plant and giving it to mortals for their use.


I asked once my high-school teacher, why Zeus was so unwilling to help human and instead of cleansing me from the mist: ''Why do you care?''he responded, ''Mythology is not truth, only tales for little children, you had better to study mathematics and physics if you want to pass the exams''

I must admit that was not only my history teacher's view, but the many more's opinion.

While i am still in confusion, i tend to believe that Prometheus created man, something that explains the reason he pains for them, instead of the unwillingness of Zeus to help his creations. To support my sentence, tell me a mother who whouldn't die or suffer for her children.

All of these, about creation, have ignited my imagination and give a ''willing'' spark for questions...

Question: why Wikipedia call Prometheus Lucipher? Sorry, for that silly question but according to my religion (christian orthodox) i don't desire to pronounce even his name.

I just wanted to look deeper.



In mythography, Prometheus may be classed among the trickster gods


Really, does the symbol of a tricky man is snake? If it is...


The Prometheus myth bears striking similarities to the Adamic myth of the fall of man. The Promethean fire and the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge can be considered semiotic synonyms


I don't want to offend anyone, but this resembles the Bible.

Was really Prometheus the Lucifer?


Such a reading seems to identify Yahweh as Zeus and the serpent/Satan as the Prometheus figure


The problems that came along inside my mind is that some theories are often to be said that man was created by ''serpents'', high-advanced and technologicaly far better kinds.

If that is true, then ''Devil'' is not a bad man, after all. Here, i have to highlight that i am strongly against the Satanists' action we all know from mass media and i declare a cristian orthodox. I just want to be open minded and judge of the information around me.

Weird:


When he and his brother Epimetheus set out to make creatures to populate the earth under the orders of Cronos, Prometheus carefully crafted a creature after the shape of the gods: a man.


To stay frank, the quote above gives me the concept of an alien expansion to settle on planet earth. Also, it seems that this period Titans (Cronus, Prometheus) were is peace with Olympians (Zeus, Athena). It is preaty clear when Prometheus helps Zeus to deal with his headach.



According to the myths, a horrendous headache overcame Zeus and no healer of the realm was able to help the Lord of the Gods. Prometheus came to him and declared that he knew how to heal Zeus,


All quotes except the first one are from the link atop.

I am really confused, help always appreciated...




posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 05:30 AM
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Sorry i made a mistake. Freshman's board has to do with tecnical problems... i will place my thread somewhere else.

Again sorry.



posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 05:44 AM
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You can always ask one of the staff to move it to the proper forum.


Sounds like an interesting topic, I might add.



posted on Nov, 29 2006 @ 07:48 AM
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I really enjoy this now, haha, but yea when this moves id love to talk more about this, hmmm I wonder who in the world, said anything about a titan and creating man as a welcome note... hahaha



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