We feel it was a very cruel and unusual punishment. This was punishment for defying Zeus' authority. Such extreme retribution was common from Olympians like Zeus and is often seen as petty and unnecessarily harsh, even by the standards of that time. Zeus was unfair to punish Prometheus though because Zeus was the one who assigned him and Epimetheus the task of giving men and animals gifts that would ensure their survival. Also, they even helped Zeus in the battle against Cronus and the other Titans.
His weapon was a trident, with which he could make the earth shake, causing earthquakes, and shatter any object. He was second to Zeus in power amongst the gods. He was considered by Greeks to have a difficult argumentative personality. Combined with his greed, he had a series of disputes with other gods during his various attempts to take over the cities they were patrons of. Poseidon was one of the many gods that had supernatural powers without Poseidon there wouldn’t have been water.
Also, Prometheus was a pillar of hope to the Greek revolutionaries. He becomes violent and angry because of Zeus punishment, and he decided to steal fire back fire for humans. “I did the wrong thing intentionally, intentionally; I won't deny it: by helping mortals, I brought trouble on myself. But I certainly never thought I would have a punishment anything like this, left to wither on these elevated rocks ” (Griffith). The Iliad and the Odyssey, however, vary in chronological setting.
The personalities seem often to be opposite; a retiring, highly moralistic person may on occasion behave in an immoral manner.” (325) Moreover when Dionysus and his servant Xanthias reached Hades Dionysus, god of theatre, was afraid of pain when Aeacus threaten him considering him Heracles. Dionysus said to Xanthias: ‘I made a mess. Call the god’. (481)Xanthias replied that ‘Of Gods and men you surely are the biggest coward.’(492)Here even Xanthias his slave is not treating him like a god because of his different persona. .
The goddess was known to be jealous of Hercules, and extended to great lengths to make life difficult for him. Similarly, Petruchio begins to act deranged when he arrived to his wedding, only harming his reputation and family name, not his bride. In this allusion, Hera seems to be a representation of Katherine, while his murdered wife is a symbol for Petruchio’s ruined reputation after making a fool of himself to improve Katherine’s
Prometheus The story of Prometheus is classic myth that shows the theme of how there are severe consequences when deceiving someone who has higher authority than you. All myths contain significant elements of mythology. In the Prometheus Myth, it says, ¨He waited patiently, and, unseen by the gods, made his way into Olympus, lighted a hollow torch with a spark from the chariot of the sun, and brought this royal gift to man.¨ This quote from Prometheus shows what creates a Tension Between Two Opposing Forces because he is taking something that does not belong to him.¨From his throne on Olympus, Zeus looked down on the earth and saw blue-gray smoke that curled up to the sky. He watched more closely and realized with terrible wrath that
He is famous as the strongest of all mortals, and even stronger than many gods living in Olympus. He contributes a lot to the victory of the Olympians over the giants. He is the last mortal son of Zeus, and the only man whose mother is a mortal called Alcmene and is accpeted as a god before he died. Because he is a son of Zeus, Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus, hates him, so she wants to destroy Heracles in any possible way. Although he is an icon of strength, he is lack of intelligence or wisdom.
Hera only married Zeus after his trickery, Zeus took the form of a disheveled cuckoo, knowing that she would feel bad for the bird. Hera picked up the bird and swaddled it; then Zeus turned back into his normal form, taking advantage of her surprise raped her. Hera then married him to cover up her shame; their marriage was awful, and they often clashed. The next goddesses i 'm going to be talking about is Aphrodite, she is the goddesses of love, desire and beauty; even though she had natural beauty,
Marry Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ or ‘The Modern Prometheus’, largely resembles the Greek myth, where the subject makes severe mistakes, attempting to play god, as he disregards the ethics of humanity, as well as his own moral. Victor Frankenstein, who is the ‘Modern Prometheus’ in Mary Shelley’s novel, attempt to do the impossible – create life! While the Greek Prometheus (a titan), commits three sins against Zeus, one of them being the giving of fire to humans. Both are in their own way absurd, however in both cases, they succeed. However both are subjected to either pain or suffering, whether it is physical or mental, after realizing what they have done.
While he was also wise and courageous, he had no respect for traditions. He violated the sanctity of marriage by sleeping with newlywed brides. “Gilgamesh lets no girl go free to her bridegroom” (Gilgamesh 4). Hardly being the act of a model king, this is one of the first events that led to some divine retaliation. The people, angered by Gilgamesh’s acts, summon the goddess Aruru to challenge his tyrannical rule.
Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon. The story doesn’t say if Bathsheba seduced David, then that would be a case of femme fatale, but for what I have read David is the one who fell in love with her at first sight and send for her. Not always women are the one to blame into mans misery, but man itself condemn themselves into a path of disgrace because they choose to sin. In this case scenario Bathsheba did not seduce David therefore David sinned as a choice of his own. But Bathsheba still gets blamed for David’s misery although she was just a women that did not intentionally try to get with David.
Some say Zeus saw threw the trick but decided to use it as an excuse to vent his anger on mankind and hide fire from man. He then begged Zeus to give fire to the mortals for there well being and when Zeus denied him he stole fire from Mount Olympus and proceeded to give it to man. When Zeus found out he ordered that Prometheus be chained to the side of a mountain to suffer there for all eternity. And there Prometheus stayed, thinking of the future, happy in the knowledge that he had given fire to men. He would later be saved by Hercules.