Prometheus & Gaea

Gaea is the Earth goddess. She mated with her son Uranus to produce the remaining Titans. Gaea seems to have started as a neolithic earth-mother worshipped before the Indo-European invasion that eventually lead to the Hellenistic civilization.

Prometheus was the wisest Titan. His name means “forethought” and he was able to foretell the future. He was the son of Iapetus. When Zeus revolted against Cronus Prometheus deserted the other Titans and fought on Zeus side.

By some accounts he and his brother Epimetheus were delegated by Zeus to create man. In all accounts, Prometheus is known as the protector and benefactor of man. He gave mankind a number of gifts including fire. He also tricked Zeus into allowing man to keep the best part of the animals sacrificed to the gods and to give the gods the worst parts.

For this Zeus punished Prometheus by having him chained to a rock with an eagle tearing at his liver. He was to be left there for all eternity or until he agreed to disclose to Zeus which of Zeus children would try to replace him. He was eventually rescued by Hercules without giving in to Zeus.

“Prometheus.” Prometheus. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2014.

“Gaea.” Gaea. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2014.

 

Fahrenheit 451 round 2

Montag has just found out about this mechanical hound thing that is just like a drone.  It killed chickens, cats and rats. Montag  found out one morning he didn’t see Clarisse outside there was nothing outside. Montag was in the firehouse where the firemen were talking about how Thomas Jefferson  was the first fireman and how firemen are supposed to stop fires not make them. He right away thought of Clarisse.

One question I have is why are firemen burning stuff?

And do you think Clarisse is a ghost or a spirit since she has suddenly has disappeared?

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