Modern Prometheus Myth-making

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What is a myth? How are myths created? TLL Literature students finished reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus, and today analyzed the elements of myth. Over the next week, they are working in teams to develop their own mythologies to share in class.

Above: A black-figure Lakonian kylix, c. 570-560 BCE, depicting the Titans Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders and Prometheus being tormented by an eagle sent by Zeus to eat his liver as punishment for giving mankind the gift of fire, stolen from Hephaistos. (Gregoriano Etrusco Museum, Vatican).

This image was first published on Flickr. Original image by Karl-Ludwig G. Poggemann. Uploaded by , published on 20 April 2013 under the following license: Creative Commons: Attribution.

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