Prometheus and Pandora Study Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What was Prometheus's punishment for giving fire to mankind?
- What was Pandora said to be made of?
- 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?
- In what ways are women portrayed negatively in this story? Are there any positives? If so, what are they?
- Why is Zeus so mad about Prometheus giving fire to mankind?
- 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?
- Compare and contrast the myth of Prometheus and Pandora to that of Adam and Eve.
- Speaking of the Bible, how might Prometheus be seen as a similar figure to Jesus?
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