In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World - Chapters 23, 24 and 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 23, 24 and 25 Summary and Analysis

Prometheus, brother of Kronos, was said to be the wisest of all gods. His name means forethought. He helped Zeus in his war against Kronos who was eventually defeated. Atlas, who fought with Kronos, was punished by Zeus by making him hold the world and sky on his shoulders. Epimetheus, also a brother or Prometheus, always second-guessed himself. His name means afterthought.

Prometheus and Epimetheus were ordered by Zeus to make men and animals. It was decided that Epimetheus would make them and Prometheus would put the finishing touches on them. Epimetheus made animals first and then planned to make men. But Epimetheus had not thought out a plan to create men so Prometheus had to help him. Prometheus designed men so they would be smarter than animals. He gave man fire so they would be more powerful than...

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