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Prometheus

 

 

"I wish no living thing to suffer pain."

 

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay, and who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity, an act that enabled progress and civilization.

 

 

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Prometheus is known for his intelligence and as a champion of mankind.

 

 

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The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, which would then grow back to be eaten again the next day.

 

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To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;

To forgive wrongs darker than death or night;

To defy Power, which seems omnipotent;

To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates

From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;

Neither to change, nor falter, nor repent;

This, like thy glory, Titan, is to be

Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;

This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory.

 

Prometheus Unbound

Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

 

 

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Tracy named one of Memeow's kittens Lucky (sounds very close to Loki with her accent) when he was only a couple of months old. She would say to him that he was lucky anyone wanted him, considering how he was always getting into stuff and causing trouble. He has grown into the prettiest cat in the litter. But he is still very mischievous. Just last week I described him to someone as the resident trickster.

 

And now your posts...

 

...you always amaze me Mike.

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Loki is a shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, mare, seal, a fly, and possibly an elderly woman a kitten.

 

 

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Tracy named one of Memeow's kittens Lucky (sounds very close to Loki with her accent) when he was only a couple of months old. She would say to him that he was lucky anyone wanted him, considering how he was always getting into stuff and causing trouble. He has grown into the prettiest cat in the litter. But he is still very mischievous. Just last week I described him to someone as the resident trickster.

 

And now your posts...

 

...you always amaze me Mike.

 

Hmmm - fixed that. (Always wise to hedge one's bets when there are tricksters about.)

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Fantastic OA. :applause:

 

Earliest from your collection?

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Loki is a shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, mare, seal, a fly, and possibly an elderly woman a kitten.

 

Hmmm - fixed that. (Always wise to hedge one's bets when there are tricksters about.)

Lucky...the trickster...

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Lucky...the trickster...

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I have an inexplicable urge to - achoo!

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So, much of the iconography of comic books can be traced back via psychoanalysis of the archetypes and via the study of comparative mythology to the earliest stories, myths of gods and heroes passed down from generation to generation through an oral tradition that predates the art of writing.

 

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Such stories reinforce the social order, provide a rational basis for codifications of beliefs and values, and inspire right thinking and moral behavior which serve to bind a society together.

 

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They often do so by showing how the old order is transformed through heroic action, which liberates humanity from the shackles of an imposed world view.

 

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There is ample evidence to show that through the worship of the white goddess....

 

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.... the female principle guided worship and belief through the cycles of the moon and the seasons.

 

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Prometheus was a shaman, a trickster figure who undermined the old order.

 

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The entire history of myth can be seen as the progressive empowerment and enlightenment of humanity.

 

 

But before this, what were we?

 

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In the beginning

 

 

In 1879 nine-year-old María de Sautuola went out walking with her dog on her father's land near Altamira in Spain .

 

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There was a cave on the land which had been discovered some years before by a local hunter.

 

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Maria followed her dog into the cave, and, looking up at the ceiling, noticed that it was decorated with paintings of bison and other animals.

 

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