Flashcards in Creation of Man Deck (14)
How were humans created?
Prometheus moulded them out of clay and Athena breathed life into them
Prometheus is a _______ and his name means __________
Zeus deprives the humans of ____ as punishment for _________ tricking the Gods at the first human sacrifices
Why and how does Zeus punish Prometheus?
Prometheus stole back the fire
He was tied to a pillar and an eagle came and ate his liver everyday, it would grow back agonisingly
Who rescues Prometheus and how?
Heracles, by killing the eagle with his bow
Why was Pandora created?
Zeus wanted to make a bewitching and destructive creature to punish the humans for the theft of fire.
She rose from the ground.
Despite warnings from Prometheus, __________ (who's name means afterthought) accepted _______.
How was Pandora created?
She rose from the ground,
Hermes gives her her name
Athena gives her wisdom
What does Pandora do?
She opens a jar containing all the bad things in the world and hope
What was the Golden Race?
- Lived under Cronos' rule
- Happy and idle lives
- Became happy spirits when they died
What was the Silver Race?
- Physically, Morally and Intellectually worse than the Golden age
- Started fighting and ignored the gods
- Zeus destroyed them
What was the Bronze Race?
- Even more violent than the Silver Race
- Destroyed themselves
What was the Heroes Race?
- Imporvement on the previous races
- Characters in myth