Prometheus and humans


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I was wondering when Prometheus tricked Zeus by offering him cow guts, Zues took fire away from man. How did Prometheus retrieve fire and give it to man.


As far as a chronological order of events goes...

Kore (Persephone) creates the first man from clay :
Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 220 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"When Cura (Core) [Persephone] was crossing a certain river, she saw some clayey mud. She took it up thoughtfully and began to fashion a man. While she was pondering on what she had done, Jove [Zeus] came up; Cura asked him to give the image life, and Jove readily grant this. When Cura wanted to give it her name, Jove forbade, and said that his name should be given it. But while they were disputing about the name, Tellus [Gaia] (Earth) arose and said that it should have her name, since she had given her own body. They took Saturnus [Kronos (Cronus)] for judge; he seems to have decided for them : Jove, since you gave him life [text missing, presumably he was given control of the fate of men] let her [Persephone] receive his body [after death]; since Cura fashioned him; let her [Gaia] posses him as long as he lives, but since there is controversy about his name, let him be called homo, since he seems to be made from humus."

After the War of the Titanes or Gigantes, the gods gathered at Mekone where Zeus distributed their privileges by lot. Between the Melian race of mortal men (likely to become the spirits of the Silver Age, born of the Meliae nymphs who were created when the blood of Ouranos fell to Gaia) and the gods was a dispute, over the offering to the gods. Prometheus tricked Zeus into taking the skin with bones and fat beneath it.

The gods create only male mortals from clay: Prometheus and his brother Epimetheus are tasked with giving them gifts, or qualities, or preservation to survive.

Prometheus saw that Epimetheus had given all the qualities to animals, leaving man defenseless. He stole "from Hephaistos (Hephaestus) and Athena wisdom in the arts together with fire (in a fennel-stalk)" (note that these two would later chiefly be concerned with creating Pandora).

Zeus, seeing this, orders Hephaestus to create Pandora. She is given life by Athena and other gifts by Aphrodite and Hermes to make her irresistible; Pandora then marries Epimetheus, and produces a daughter named Pyrrha (fiery) likening mortal women with fire which can provide life and also cause destruction. At her marriage a jar is given to her which releases sorrows to mankind, she shuts inside or releases also Hope.

Prometheus is chained to Caucasus until his release by Heracles.

Great Deluge has wiped out all of this race of mankind, due to Phaethon the son of Helios scorching the Earth, or due to Lycaon trying to trick Zeus and the gods into eating the flesh of Nyktimos or grandson Arkas.

Pyrrha and Deucalion throw stones over their shoulders and a new race of humans are born.


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Uranus=Anu of Erech/Uruk[Moon god/Hermes Chthonius/Arma/Anubis/Anpu/Nabu/Thoth/Tahuti]=Erechtheus=Laban/
Laius/Alban/Leucus/Gwyn/Fionn['White']=Moon-god/Mani/Men/Meness/Leucippus/Caeneus/Caenis/Canis Minor/
Canicula/Cuchulainn/Hermes of Cyllene/Cylleneius/Cuilin/Pelias/Jonah['Dove']/St Columba of Iona named for/St Patrick=Lugaid/Lleuad.Cuchulainn protected Donn/Brown bull of Cooley[dun=brown]]/wealth/Pluto/Aidoneus/Hades from Medb of Connacht[Medea/Pitys] and was killed by her.Odin/Odysseus[see Penelope]=Hermes.Anubis=Setanta=
son of Set.Sualtaim=Shalim/evening star/Osiris and Set/Sutekh/Lucifer[both said to be father of Anubis/Cerberus/Garm].
The eagle inflicting damage to Prometheus[Procyon/Prokyon/Pro-Metis/Cerberus/Anubis/Garm] is Aeetes ['Eagle'] and is a name of Mercury/Enlil/Ellil/Shu[constellation Aquila].Pronoea[Athena] was the wife of Prometheus.Metis=Isis/Eos.
Emer=Hemera['Day']=Minerva Sulis/Saule/Sunna/Grainne,daughter of Sol/Helios and Eos.
Prometheus[Uranus]=Tityus/Leucippus[son of Oenomaus].Prometheus was Fire's[Agni] father.
Cadmus/Aeetes sows dragon's teeth.Spartoi=Ares Theritas of Sparta.
Polydorus[many-gifted]=Lug Samildanach[many-gifted]=Apollo/Ares.Labdacus=Lud/Lludd/Nuada/Nodens/Neptune.
Hera/Juno/Uni and Amphitrite/Ino/Leucothea/Halabatu/Hebat are one and the same[Nephthys/Mut].
Wepwawet/Upuaut of Asyut[Lycus of Lycopolis,herald]=Ptah[Autolycus,son of Hermes]/Hephaestus/Gibil/Cronus/Agni.
Agni[rode on ram/mesha]=Hyagnis[Phrygian]=Phrixus[rode on ram/Aries]=Attis/Atys.Aja-Ekapada['Goat of one leg']=Agni[Pan].Aya[Aja]/Sherida[wife of Shamash/Auriga]=Capra/Capella/Aix/Aege/Cypria/Ishtar.
Marduk/AmarUtu/bullcalf of Utu=Kittum/Zadok/Sydyk/Sutekh/Set/Heracles.Sarpanitu/Erua=Hera/Nephthys/Mut/Echidna/Medusa.
Autolycus[Daedalion]=Atlas/Cronus[Atlas separates sky /Uranus from Earth/Gaea].
Atlas=Cronus/Shani/Hephaestus.Saturn has longest orbit and hence slowest in sky of planets visible to eye of ancient man[so lame,see Shani].Actaeon is probably Tammuz[shepherd turned into wolf by Inanna/Artemis/Aphrodite
and torn apart in wolf form by his own dogs].Tammuz=Pan/Faunus/Aristaeus[see Pans,sons of Pan bearing his epithets].
Agni=Phlegyas/Bata/Gronw Befr/Cronus/Shani/Saturn/Hyacinthus[son of Kleio/Cleia]/Hyagnis.
Munon/Mnemon/Memnon=Amunhotep III/Amram.
The raven[Corax/Odin/Hermes/Anubis/Oreb/Sin] and wolf[Lycus/Wepwawet/Zeeb] were messengers/heralds of Apollo[and Dionysus/Osiris].Note St Germanus of Auxerre[Garmon/Garm] was accompanied to Dark Age Britain by St Lupus of Troyes .Envoys of Gallic Church against Pelagius[Pelagus=Sea/Yam/Set].St Dionysius /St Denis,patron saint of France.Leto=Gaia[Tefnut/Daphne].Mount Horeb[Oreb]=Mount Sinai.
Io=Isis/Iusaaset/Ushas/Eos/Rhode[Rose]/Hathor[wife of Horus/Atum/Helios] -also wife of Hesperus/Shalim/Osiris/Asar/Athtar/Kamus/Chemosh,
the god of the West.Rhodaphoria/Rosalia was sacred to Isis/Persephone/Eos/Rhode['rose'].
Lleu Llaw Gyffes=Lugh Lamfada/Apollo/Mars/
Heryshef/Arsaphes[ram-god/Aries]/Reshef/Rasap/Nergal/Aplu Enlil/Shamash/Surya.
Memnon/Amunhotep III linked to Atum/Horus as Akhenaton linked to Shu/Mercury.
Alalus deposed by Anu [Uranus] in Hittite myth =Helel[Lucifer/Eosphorus/Set]/Azazel.
Historic figures linked into Greek religion,which is based on Egyptian religion [Shu= Mercury].
Tithonus=Thutmoses IV.
Heracles=Set[slew Busiris/Osiris/Leo/Hades Clymenus].Mangala[ Geb],son of Vishnu/Krishna.
Hippodamia=Athena Damasippus/Pallas Athena.
Aethon linked to Egil One-Hand/Aegialeus/Hermes/Odysseus/Erisichthon/Erichthonius/Uranus[brother of Cyanippus/
Juno at Rome was the mother of Hercules[Set/Melqart].
Melqart of Tyre=Melicertes/Palaemon/wrestler/Naphtali/Learchus/Lir/Llyr/Poseidon/Neptune/Nodens/Nethuns/Nuada(n).
Coronus[Crow/Bran/Bendegedigfran]=Cronus[Ischys/Telegonus of Ischia/Zeeb/Lycus/Shani in India-rode crow].
Corax/Corvinus=Apollo/Ares[Telemachus/Oreb/Raven].Coronis[Corvus/Bran - hound of Fionn]=Aphrodite.
Coronis[Crow]=Aphrodite=Aegle/Aegla[daughter of Asclepius/nurse of Dionysus/sister of Phaethon].Aegle
[Aegiale]probably linked to Ankhsenamun[widow of Tutankhamun/Absyrtus Phaethon/Aegialeus].
Choron/Horon/Hauron/Orion=Coronaeus,father of Coronis/Athena of Coronea in Boeotia?
Athene=Ethlinn/Eithne,mother of Lug Lamfada/Lleu Llaw Gyffes/Geb/Ares/Apollo.Geb=Cepheus.
Goose/Great Cackler sacred to Geb=Cygnus constellation[next to Cepheus constellation]=Cycnus.
Cepheus and Cycnus/Hamsa=Geb.Nut[wife of Geb]=Nemesis/Herkyna/Aphrodite Erikyna[of Eryx]=goose laying golden eggs and Mother Goose tales.
Horus/Atum/Sun-god[Father of Glauce/Glaux/Pallas Athena/Anat/Tashmetum/Tefnut].Sun drowned in the sea[Set] when it drops below the western horizon only to be resurrected each morning by Dawn/Eos/Isis.
Odysseus/Oenopion/Hermes/Yarikh=Taurus and Lepus constellations[Egyptian/African hare god/Brer Rabbit/trickster].
Taurus constellation=Haoma/Minotaur/Odysseus/Pelias/Jonah/Ion[swallowed by Cetus/Ceto constellation and then regurgitated].Ceto=Nut [wife of Geb/Phorcys/Ares/Bal(ch)der/Proud].Set/Heracles/Castor said to have been a very difficult birth for Nut[hence story of Heracles chopping his way out of a whale].Erechtheus=Ion.
Perseus constellation[Mitra]=Polyphemus=Osiris/Orion=Mavet/Mot/Hades/Aidoneus/Donn/Argus[Motya].
Behemoth=Lord[Be]Mot[Be meaning lord was a title of Dagon].
Capra/Capella[Amalthea/Aix/Aphrodite Area]=Island of goats/Aegusa on which Odysseus[Haoma/Taurus] landed.Athena/Anat[Penelope] saved Yarikh/Odysseus.Taurus constellation=Hermes Criophorus[ram-bearer].
Varuna/Aruna[Yam/Sea/Set]=Aranzah[Tigris],brother of Tasmishu/Hades and Teshub/Zeus.
Teshub/Hadad/Ishkur/Zeus/Jupiter was the husband of Hebat[Halabatu].Halab[Aleppo]='White'[Alba].
Hadad was the chief god of Aleppo/Halab.Halabatu was Halab's chief goddess=Halia/Leucothoe/Leucothea/
Ino/Juno/Hera/Hiera['priestess']/Nebhet/Nephthys/Maia/Selene/Pasiphae[also wife of Yam/Poseidon/Neptune].
Halabatu=Norse goddess Hel[Helice/Lygos],presiding with Lucifer/Satan/Set/Sutekh/Sydyk/Kittu(m),
over Hell[Yam/Poseidon=Forseti/Foseti,god of justice - punished the wicked]=Selene=Arianrhod/
Hermes[Arma] was the god of Armi/Armanum/Harran/Carrhae[also called Sin/Su'en/Laban/Alban/Anu/Anpu/Anubis].
Constellation Triangulum=Sicily.Constellation Aries=ram of Polyphemus.Andromeda constellation=Scylla[Isis].
Charybdis=Cetus/Ceto[sucks down fishes/Pisces constellation] .Odysseus=Jonah/Pelias/Dove[Taurus].
Nisus=Samson/Shamash/Cepheus of Tegea/Apollo/Abel/Geb/Ares.Minos=Cain/Gobhniu/Vulcan.
Aeolian Islands[Aeolia]=Ursa Minor[Aeolus=Atlas/Cronus].Lyra=Sirens/Hesperides.The shortest side of Triangulum represents the northern shore of Sicily.Hippotes=Hippolytus/Thessalus/Hermes/Anubis.
Hermes/Asterius/Haoma/Minotaur=bull of Europa myth.
EAGLE/Aquilo/Boreas/Mercury/Aeetes/[depicted with EUROPA],father of Apollo/Abel/Ares.
Mithras/Perseus/Osiris/Theseus sacrificed/slew Haoma[Moon-god in bull form].
Pyronia/Pyrene[fire] stolen by Ares from Hephaestus/Minos.
Argus Panoptes[mongoose/Ikhneumon/Kubera/Pluto/Khnum] slew Medusa/Echidna[Sarpanitu/Nephthys].
Sati=Isis.Shiva Triambika=Dionysus/Triopas.
Triton=Hippolytus/Hippasus/Hermes Hodios/Hermod/Odysseus/Lepus/Brer Rabbit[ref hare-coursing]/Skanda/Murugan.
Andromache=Medea/Aphrodite Area.Aeetes=Eetion[eagle/aetos]=Mercury.Eetion confused with Iasion[Cronus].
Eetion[Shu/Mercury -linked to Akhenaton of Akhetaton] was the son of Io[Eos/Isis].
Leucippe=Selene/Ino/Juno/Leucothea.[Saint] Columba=Jonah/Iona.St Jonah myth resembles story in the Confession of St Patrick.Elias/Elijah=Auriga[Sun god].
Myth of Samson/Nisus/Cepheus of Tegea losing his strength when hair cut is due to the constellation Aries
being the chief constellation of Ares/Geb/Apollo[ram/sheep sheared at end of Spring before Summer heat].
Ares god of March/Spring.Osiris/Evening Star/Hades/Dionysus was the god of Summer.
Polyphemus the Cyclops = Goll in Irish myth and Fionn=Odysseus/Hermes/Gwyn/Gawain/Gwalchmai/Medraut.
Athamas=Atum/Helios[Aquarius and Auriga].Helle=Hellotis[Athena/Europa/Pisces/Nile perch/Neith of Latopolis]],consort of Mercury/eagle/Aquila/Aeetes and Hermes[bull/Taurus/Haoma].Pleiades=Ino/Leucothea/Amphitrite/Maia/Juno.Hyades=Semele[Gaia/Athena].
Dionysus=Orion/Osiris.Aries=ram[golden fleece].Phrygia north of Taurus mountains.
Phrixus=Atys/Attis of Phrygia[Frikko/Frey(r)/Priapus/Prajapati/Min/Pan]=Hymenaeus/Hyacinthus[god of marriage].
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