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Prometheus//Greek Mythology

According to the ancient Greeks, Prometheus was considered a transformer of culture because he stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans. He tricked Zeus and because of this, he was considered a trickster. Today, trickster might imply someone who is dishonest, but here and in many other tales, it’s more like a Robin Hood. Someone who takes from the rich and gives to the poor (rich being Zeus and poor being mankind). He tricked Zeus in order that mankind could have fire, thus making him a hero. He was considered a full-fledged savior of humankind, the source of every advance, from agriculture to literature. Because without fire, we have nothing. Prometheus, whose name means forethought, was a…