Re: Name Game Trivia

E. Shaun Russell (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 11:45:13 -0800

Anders wrote:

>But according to some myths (Heisod?) he was freed by Hercules. There
>is one poem I read by some author (memory reference failure) where he
>is described as smiling while the eagle sent by Zeus hacks at his
>liver, since he knows he will be freed by his remote
>descendant/relative in just a few millennia. A quite fitting symbol
>for cryonics.

The poem is (most likely) Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Prometheus
Unbound" Act III. Other versions of the Prometheus myth have examined Zeus'
reasons for keeping the fire for the gods...thus depicting Prometheus as an
altruistic thief.

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