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Desire To Think

On stealing from the gods

Creation of Man by Prometheus — Wikimedia Commons (Livioandronico2013)

In our ancient literatures, we frequently encounter stories about how mortals obtained something that was withheld from them or forbidden to them by the gods, or brief allusions to such stories. What is stolen may be something significant as concerns wisdom, forbidden knowledge, and access to divinity itself. Divine trickery may be involved. And the theft may be followed by divine anger and punishment. This article will briefly review and…

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Peter Sahota

Peter Sahota

Writing on ancient literatures and world mythology. Future articles will be on Rig Veda, Sanskrit, Old English, Indo-European literature, Egypt, China etc.