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Universal declaration of human rights
Prometheus god of reason
The theft of fire and the book of knowledge.
Gold art. Mythology art icon.
Ancient mythology Gods Titans.
Ancient classical temple, Ionic altar temple.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
The art work:Prometheus unbound humans from the chains of ignorance and superstition giving them the book of knowledge and the heavenly stolen fire.
In the back there are: The steel ring from his chains, and a piece of the rocky stone he was chained by Zeus.
Aeschylus bound quote and Plato’s dialogure Protagoras quote.
Prometheus was a God or Titan in Greek mythology. He was the creator of mankind and the greater humanist.
Creation of Man.
Prometheus was the Titan god of forethought. He was given the task of creating mankind out of clay (from earth , fire and water). Prometheus created mortals from clay, while Athena had breathed life into them. Prometheus was for that, the creator of humans. These mortals suffered from the pains of hunger and cold. Prometheus felt sorry for the plight of humanity.
Fire to Man.
In ancient Greek mythology, when Zeus mistreated man, the Titan Prometheus stole the heavenly fire from Olympus , the mountain of the gods, and gave it to humans even though he knew Zeus would not approve his act. Except fire, Prometheus gave to humans many arts and sciences. He gave them the letters, the numbers, taught them the metals and gave them hope. Prometheus was the founder or creator of arts, of adaptation of animals, the founder of agriculture, the founder of calculation and writing and he helped for the discovery of metals (bronze, iron, silver and gold).Prometheus gave those gifts, for his love for humans.
In another legend he saved the human race from extinction by warning his son, Deucalion, of a great flood.
This love for mankind roused the anger of king Zeus, who then punnished man with Pandora and her box of evil or Pandora’s box.
As a result of those gifts, Prometheus was punished as only an immortal could be.
The eternal punishment of the gods:
Zeus or Jupiter, king of the Olympians and father of the gods, ordered Prometheus forever chained to a rock, where each day an eagle ate Titan’s regenerating liver, but each day his liver grew back, and there was no end to his suffering.
After 30.000 years of punishment, Hercules the son of Zeus, liberated the martyr god. Zeus wanted Prometheus to carry a reminder of his punishment forever – he ordered Prometheus to make a steel ring from the chains he was in, and wear that ring from then on.
Since then, the mankind started creating rings in order to celebrate Prometheus and remember his great help.
Also Zeus, according to other legends, ordered Prometheus to carry in that ring, a piece of the rocky stone he was chained to.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, vol 90 R. J. Tarrant.
The four most ancient historical sources for the Prometheus myth are Hesiod, Homer, Pindar, and Pythagoras.
Plato uses the myth of Prometheus in his dialogue” Protagoras”.
Prometheus Bound is an ancient Greek tragedy of Aeschylus. See more for translations and details for the authenticity of the work.
For Prometheus trilogy of Aeschylus or Prometheia see:
For Plato’s Protagoras see:
War in Heaven:
Prometheus took part in the battle of Titans: Zeus started a war against his father Cronus with his brothers and sisters as allies: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Zeus released the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes from the earth (where they had been imprisoned by Cronus) and they allied with him as well. The Hecatonchires hurled stones, and the Cyclopes forged for Zeus his iconic thunder and lightning. Fighting on the other side allied with Cronus were the other Titans with the exception of Themis and her son Prometheus who allied with Zeus.
Altar of Prometheus in Ancient Athens (ancient Greek altar and lampadephoria for Prometheia celebration)
The altar of Prometheus in the grove of the Academy was the point of origin for several significant processions and other events regularly observed on the Athenian calendar.
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