Study Guide

Prometheus Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

Theogony by Hesiod

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

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

Works and Days by Hesiod

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

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

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

Dec 20, 1772 - Dec 20, 1774

"Prometheus" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Dec 20, 2019

Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

"Prometheus" by Franz Kafka

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

Dec 20, 1982

Marvel Comics

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.

Dec 20, 2019

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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

Dec 20, 2019

God of War II

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

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