The Need for Historical Perspective

  • Robert L. ZimdahlEmail author
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Prometheus, the Titan, employed by Zeus to make men out of mud and water, stole fire from the heavens and gave its power to man. With the gift of fire, Prometheus fulfilled his destiny to be creative and a courageously original life-giver. With fire, man had the power to become toolmaker, explorer, and food grower. However, Zeus did not appreciate disobedience by a lesser god and punished Prometheus by chaining him to Mount Caucasus where an eagle came each day to eat out his liver, which Zeus renewed each night.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest ManagementColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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