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Prometheus and Pandora Study Questions

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  1. What was Prometheus's punishment for giving fire to mankind?
  2. What was Pandora said to be made of?
  3. What "gift" did Hermes give to Pandora? How about the other gods and goddesses? Do you think these gifts are good things or bad things?
  4. In what ways are women portrayed negatively in this story? Are there any positives? If so, what are they?
  5. Why is Zeus so mad about Prometheus giving fire to mankind?
  6. There are lots of different ideas out there as to why hope might be kept in a jar full of terribleness. What's your take on it?
  7. Compare and contrast the myth of Prometheus and Pandora to that of Adam and Eve.
  8. Speaking of the Bible, how might Prometheus be seen as a similar figure to Jesus?

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