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Above any other god or titan Prometheus had the best interaction with humans more then Zues the king of the gods who actually despises men his appreciation for men is greater then Hermes who help humans as they travel through the dark and guide the newly dead to the underworld Prometheus is more then the creator of man Hes their guardian protector provider teacher and friend One can say without Prometheus man wouldnt be who they are today Prometheus is the god of men Prometheus was a titan He was born from the union of the titan Iapetus and the nymph Asia He was one of four children born to the pair The siblings of Prometheus included Menoetius Atlas and Epimetheus all of them titans Prometheus name means forsight he can foretold the future and his brother Epimetheus name means hindsight Similar to Zues Prometheus was notoriously known for having metis which means cleverness Amongst all the gods and titans Prometheus possess the most metis and unfortunately for Prometheus his cleverness led to his demise According to the myth Prometheus created humans from mud and water or from mud combined with wind Afterwards Athena the daughter of Zues breathed life into his clay figure and from that man was produce The son of Iapetus fashioned earth and water commingled into the image of gods who are rulers of all things created Powell 107 After the mortals were created Prometheus could of sit back and watch men destroy the earth or allow men to wonder around earth aimlessly but as a sign of love toward the creatures he created Prometheus thought the early humans how to be civilized The early humans were rude witless savage and lacking self consciousness Prometheus thought them brickmaking woodworking the calendar numbers writing animal husbandry and seafaring as well as the skills and gifts
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