CaptCliff on Prometheus: Not the Movie

In Greek Mythology Prometheus was a Titan who tricked Zeus and as a result (out of revenge) was forced to bear an eternal burden (chained to a rock while an eagle ate his liver every day). Just how he managed to piss Zeus off and the details of his offense are less well known. I thought it was just about stealing fire and giving it to mortal human beings. As usual there is more to the story.

Excerpted from Wikipedia:  Prometheus played a trick against Zeus (545–557). He placed two sacrificial offerings before Zeus the Olympian: a selection of beef hidden inside an ox’s stomach (nourishment hidden inside a displeasing exterior), and the bull’s bones wrapped completely in “beautiful glistening fat” (something inedible hidden inside a seductive and pleasing exterior). Zeus predictably chose the latter, setting a precedent for future sacrifices.[4]
Henceforth, humans would keep that meat for themselves and burn the bones wrapped in fat as an offering to the gods. This angered Zeus even more, who hid fire from humans in retribution. Prometheus in turn stole fire in a giant fennel-stalk and gave it back to mankind. This enraged Zeus, who finally sent Pandora, the first woman, to live with men.[5]

Pandora was fashioned by Hephaestus out of clay and brought to life by the four winds, with all the goddesses of Olympus assembled to adorn her. “From her is the race of women and female kind,” Hesiod writes; “of her is the deadly race and tribe of women who live amongst mortal men to their great trouble, no helpmeets in hateful poverty, but only in wealth.”[6]

Moral of the story? 1)  Dont mess with Zeus 2) Not only dont judge a book by its cover but also dont be FOOLED by its cover and finally 3) Ahhhh….now THAT explains a lot more about women, doesnt it?

About captaincliff

Psychologist by day, insomniac Pirate blogger by night, this Child of God likes to share sarcastic social commentary as well as topsy-turvy observations about life, love and the pursuit of zaniness, a functional form of insanity in an increasingly insane world
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One Response to CaptCliff on Prometheus: Not the Movie

  1. captaincliff says:

    Hell, this might also explain man’s innate love of barbecue…and good ribs!

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