Greek mythology and the judeo-christian god by elyse hauser november 22, 2014 like this: so this was the punishment that man received, and the way hesiod tells it, it was a bad one prometheus disobeyed zeus, and angry zeus made mankind suffer for it god created adam and eve and gave to them the garden of eden, which had. Zeus gave the task of creating men and animals to the titans prometheus and epimetheus prometheus created men out of clay, in the image of gods it took him some serious time, and when he finished, stupid epimetheus had already given all possible gifts to animals. In the same way, adam and eve went against the wishes of their creator adam and victor were looking to have the knowledge that was meant only for god adam and eve were tempted to attain the knowledge from the snake with the promise they would be like god, knowing good and evil. Pandora's box vs the second creation story pandora's box was based off of the second creation story when written therefore, a great amount of similarities exist between the two stories pandora was sent by zeus to be a way to trick and exact revenge on epimethius and prometheus eve was created by god to be a companion for adam, as a. So prometheus decides to make man stand upright, like the gods, and give them fire (which zeus did not want them to have – some say he had removed it as a punishment) so prometheus stole fire – some say from zeus’ lightning, others from the sun and yet others from hephaestus’ forge.
Enraged by prometheus’ trickery, zeus withheld fire from man, so that they could not cook the meat this prompted prometheus to steal fire from the gods, resulting in his punishment by being bound in chains, and having an eagle eat his liver, which would grow back in the night. Comparison of pandora's box and eve essay there are many similarities between the stories of adam and eve and pandora and epimetheus - comparison of pandora's box and eve essay introduction in particular it is the roles the two women play in both stories. The story of prometheus was similar to the story of adam and eve in the violation of divine law by all three for example, god told adam and eve not to eat of the forbidden fruit, while the gods. To justify punishment directed toward women, the palestinian talmud offers this invidious comparison: adam was the light of the world and eve was the cause of his death 21 eve is not mentioned in the gospels, but jesus referred to the eden creation story.
There are many similarities between the stories of adam and eve and pandora and epimetheus in pandoras case, she was a gift to epimetheus because prometheus had wronged zeus by stealing fire she was told to not open a box containing evil by zeus, but she disobeyed and her character does not demonstrate equality in comparison to adam. A similar story to prometheus is the story of adam & eve (violation of divine law) god told adam and eve not to eat of the forbidden fruit, while the gods told prometheus not to share fire with earth. Prometheus later played a trick on zeus, who retaliated by withholding the gift of fire from mankind but prometheus defied zeus and stole fire from heaven to bring to earth as a punishment, prometheus was bound to a rock and every day a giant eagle ate his liver, which was miraculously renewed every night.
In adam and eve’s “fall” in the book of genesis, as well as man’s “fall” after prometheus stole fire from zeus, knowledge is the spark that kindled god or zeus’s anger prometheus (fore-thought), brought upon the supposed fall of man by angering zeus. The story of adam and eve in genesis, and prometheus in theogony have many similarities in particular, the role of the serpent and role of prometheus complement each other the serpent and prometheus are both portrayed as sly-talking tricksters that reveal immortal knowledge to the humans of earth. When she opens the box, pandora fears she will be punished by zeus, but zeus does not need to punish her, for the opening of the box was its own punishment parallels between eve and pandora are obvious. This angered prometheus' father, zeus, who then punished prometheus similarly, victor suffers for his creation by choosing to step outside the boundaries of science the allusion to adam and eve appears when the creature refers to victor as his creator. God created adam first from the dust of the ground and then made eve from adam’s rib there was no death, suffering, or evil in the world when god finished his work of creation on the sixth day ( genesis 1:31 .
Prometheus tricked zeus into accepting inferior sacrifices from man by disguising the bad parts of an animal as good and the good parts as bad and asking which zeus wanted zeus chose the bad parts, the bones and fat, leaving the meat for humans to consume. The story of adam and eve in genesis, and prometheus in theogony have many similarities in particular, the role of the serpent and role of prometheus complement each other when prometheus deceives zeus and gives fire to mankind, he releases the wrath of zeus upon mankind and himself god’s punishment of the serpent does not seem as. Notes on hesiod (prometheus story), genesis, enuma elish: all three include an account of the creation of humankind hesiod doesn’t mention the creation of man but does describe pandora, the first woman. So the lesson of prometheus is this is where fire came from and being sneaky and clever is the greek way and don't piss off zeus depending on who is doing the interpretation, but there's no implication that getting fire is a sin from the human end of things, unlike in the adam & eve story.
Study questions chapter 26 chapter 27 chapter 28 chapter 29 chapter 30 chapter 31 chapter 32 why do you suppose zeus punishes humans for prometheus' deed at the end of the story, what do humans have, and what do gods have what similarities and differences do you see between the prometheus-pandora story and the adam-and-eve. Like zeus got mad at prometheus and god got mad at adam and eve differences: to disobey their god, adam and eve had an apple from a tree and in the other story pandora opened the magic box. Prometheus (who could see into the future) stole fire from the describe how the conflict is resolved a zeus has mercy on prometheus and frees him/ prometheus warns z. Comparison adam & eve vs prometheus comparison frankenstein further fun facts creation and punishment - prometheus stole fire from the gods, which was an act of defiance adam & eve, and the prometheus mythology similarities differences the women were warned not to disobey, but didn't listen.
The punishment of prometheus [prometheus / zeus] commanded adam, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: prometheus and pandora set the stage, in the same way that the creation of adam and eve set the stage but let us make no mistake, the beginning of the creation of the real man is sexual not just physically, but. The story of prometheus was similar to the story of adam and eve in the violation of divine law by all three for example, god told adam and eve not to eat of the forbidden fruit, while the gods told prometheus not to share their sacred fire with the cold, shivering people on a chilly earth. Zeus denies prometheus's request, and prometheus goes against zeus he takes the fire to mankind and shows him how to use it the punishment for prometheus's disobedience is the same in the versions. When god found out that adam and eve ate the fruit, he investigated all of them eve blamed on the serpent, so they all were punished and sent out from eden garden the similarities between these two stories are: first, god in genesis 3 can be campared with zeus in prometheus bound because they are responsibility for punishing people.
Prometheus is chained to a rock in the caucasus for eternity, where his liver is eaten daily by an eagle, only to be regenerated by night, due to his immortality the eagle is a symbol of zeus himself years later, the greek hero heracles slays the eagle and frees prometheus from his torment () works and days hesiod revisits the story of prometheus and the theft of fire in works and days (.