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					HOLY NAME OF MARY                                      NAME: _________________________
Mr. Nikolic

                       PROMETHEUS AND HIS GIFT TO MAN

  Read the story on pages 8 – 16 in “The Book of Myths”, and answer the following questions in
                                      complete sentences.




   1. What was missing from the world after the war between the Olympians and Titans? What was
      the problem with humans?
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   2. Zeus chose two Titans to do his work. What were their names? What tasks did Zeus give them?
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   3. How were humans created?
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   4. How did Prometheus feel about humanity after their creation?
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HOLY NAME OF MARY                                       NAME: _________________________
Mr. Nikolic

   5. What did Prometheus steal from Olympus to give to humanity? How did he steal it?
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   6. Why was fire so significant for humanity?
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   7. How did Zeus react when he discovered what Prometheus had done?
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   8. Why did Zeus decide not to kill Prometheus?
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   9. What sort of punishment does Zeus come up with for Prometheus?
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   10. Zeus later visits Prometheus at the place he is imprisoned. Why?
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   11. What is the theme (moral) of this myth? Is there more than one?
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