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Prometheus Sightings

  • Theogony by Hesiod 800BC - 700BC

    This poem is one of the oldest versions of the rise and fall of Prometheus.


  • Works and Days by Hesiod 800BC - 700BC

    Hesiod takes another pass at the Prometheus myth. Hey, why not? It went over well the first time.


  • Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus 500BC - 400BC

    Check out the only surviving play from Aeschylus' trilogy about mankind's best buddy.


  • "Prometheus" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1772 - 1774

    Prometheus does a lot smack talking to Zeus in this classic German poem of the Sturm and Drang Movement.


  • Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley 1820

    Since Aeschylus's sequel to Prometheus Bound was lost, Shelley thought he'd fill in the blanks with his own play.


  • "Prometheus" by Franz Kafka 1917 - 1923

    Kafka spins four different versions of Prometheus' tale in this short story.


  • Marvel Comics 1982

    Prometheus made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe in the Avengers #282, when he helped the superhero team fight Zeus, Poseidon, and some other big bossy Olympians.


  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan 2009

    In this awesome novel for young adults, Prometheus gives Percy Jackson Pandora's jar of hope to help him battle Kronos.


  • God of War II 2007

    In this bloody video game, Kratos releases Prometheus from his eternal torment by helping him die.


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