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Prometheus: Archetypal Image of Human Existence

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Prometheus: Archetypal Image of Human Existence - Kerenyi, Carl, and Manheim, Ralph, Professor (Translated by)
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Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the Greeks, the myth of Prometheus's release reflected a primordial law of existence and the fate of humankind. Carl Kerenyi examines the story of Prometheus and the very process of mythmaking as a reflection of the archetypal function and seeks to discover how this primitive tale was invested with a universal fatality, first in the ...

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Prometheus: Archetypal Image of Human Existence 1997, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691019079

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