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Prometheus
(1,963 words)

(Προμηθεύς/Promētheús).

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A. Etymology

The name P. is proper Greek and means something like 'forethinker' (from πρό- and μηθ-/μαθ-, derived from Indogermanic *mendh-/*men-, 'to think').

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B. Genealogy

The Titan Iapetus is generally regarded as P.’ father and the Oceanid Clymene [1] (Hes. Theog. 507) or Gaia/Themis (Aesch. PV 3) is his mother. Occasionally, the Giant Eurymedon [1] and Hera (Euphorion…

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DNP-Gruppe Kiel (Kiel), “Prometheus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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