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Story summary: Creation 2 - Prometheus

Prometheus, one of the two Titans who survived the great war, one day meets the three Fates who tell him that his children will inherit the earth. Not having a wife or children, he wonders how this can be and then remembers that in the early days of the world he had buried three jars filled with the flesh of his mother, the earth, and the blood of his father, the sky. He finds the jars and kneads their contents together with clay and fashions male and female forms, which come to life and huddle together, except the last one which falls to the ground, dead and is buried by Prometheus. Meanwhile in the cave of the ancient sisters, threads of human life were being spun, measured and cut.

Key themes

Creation
Fate
Fore-thought – the meaning of Prometheus’ name

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