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Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence

Author: Karl Kerényi
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1997]
Series: Princeton paperbacks; Bollingen series, 65, 1.; Mythos (Princeton, N.J.)
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"Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the Greeks, the myth of Prometheus's release reflected a primordial law of existence and the fate of humankind. Carl Kerenyi examines the story of Prometheus and the very process of mythmaking as a reflection of the archetypal  Read more...
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Named Person: Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus, (Greek deity); Prometheus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Kerényi
ISBN: 069101907X 9780691019079
OCLC Number: 38161278
Language Note: Translation of: Prometheus : die menschliche Existenz in griechischer Deutung.
Description: xxvi, 152 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: I. Who Is Goethe's Prometheus? --
II. The Titanic, and the Eternity of the Human Race --
III. The Prometheus Mythologem in the 'Theogony' --
IV. Archaic Prometheus Mythology --
V. Methodological Intermezzo --
VI. The World in Possession of Fire --
VII. The Fire Stealer --
VIII. The 'Prometheus Bound' --
IX. Prometheus the Knowing One --
X. The Promethean Prophecy --
XI. 'Prometheus Delivered' --
XII. Conclusion after Goethe.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks; Bollingen series, 65, 1.; Mythos (Princeton, N.J.)
Other Titles: Prometheus.
Responsibility: Carl Kerényi ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim.
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Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the  Read more...

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