Writing in the 2nd century AD, Lucian of Samosata points out that thanks to Prometheus (creatorul oamenilor) “there are temples to Zeus, to Apollo, to Hera and to you, Hermes, everywhere in sight”.

The city of Athens celebrated Prometheus, linking him with both Athena and Hephaestus. The Athenians erected an altar to Prometheus in the Academy, which provided the starting place for several important processions and events in the Athenian calendar. The Panathenaic festival, for example, perhaps Athens’ most significant festival, included a torch race that moved from the altar of Prometheus located outside the city, up to the city center to light the sacrificial fire that concluded the festival [here].

What a distance between this Prometheus and the Christian / Romantic (nietzschean) one: the enemy of the Gods, the liberator of humanity, the transgressor of the natural boundaries between men and Gods (nu exista asa ceva)  and all that shitty stuff.

Lumea crestina nu e una care sa incurajeze paradoxurile. De aceea e si normal ca scriitorii de stofa cruciforma l-au vazut pe Prome’ doar ca si opus. Cand, de fapt, artizanii pagani il priveau, impreuna cu Hephaestus (care, sa vezi gluma, e exact ala de i-a facut cadou lanturile si l-a legat, strans, de stancile Caucazului), ca protectorii artei lor. Impreuna. E ca si cum l-am avea azi pe Satana si pe Isus cantati si invocati in acelasi timp. Also, e ca si cum Isus ar fi uneori Satana, iar Satana ar fi uneori Isus. Asta evident fara sa inceteze sa fie Satana. Sau Isus.

4 thoughts on “Prome’

  1. Niiice. :D

    Totusi, cand spuneam ca lumea crestina nu incurajeaza paradoxurile (mai ales pe cele care depasesc bipolaritatea) ma refeream la dominantele confesionale.

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