Monday, May 3, 2010

The Titan Prometheus

Prometheus was the titan who created humans as a gift for the gods and goddesses of Olympus. The gods were selfish. The first humans were freezing for they had no fire. The god did not want to give their precious fire to the humans. It was the one thing the gods could have that the humans couldn’t besides power and imortality. So Prometheus could not bear to see his creations die off so quickly so he did the humans a favor by stealing a piece of the legendary and sacred fire. He gave it to the humans and told them to never let it go out. When Zeus herd this news he was furious. He tied the titan to a rock and sent an eagle every night to pick his liver out and eat it. This was very painful he grew his liver back at night and at day the eagle would come down again. this continued for hundreds of years until Hercules released him out of pity. Zeus was so proud of his son he forgot to chain up the titan again.

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