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Prometheus

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Earth Sciences and Geography.

One of the lesser satellites of Saturn, discovered in 1980 by Voyager 1, with a radius measuring 74 × 50 × 34 km; mass 0.0014 × 1020 kg; mean density 270 kg/m3; visual albedo 0.6.

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Prometheus

David Adams Leeming and Margaret Adams Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Creation Myths

January 1994; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 61 words.

There is a Greek story that has the Titan god, Prometheus (a potter), creating the first man and woman out

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Prometheus

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 290 words.

Prometheus stole fire from Olympus and gave it to human beings. A Titan and a son of Tapetos, he

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‘Prometheus’

Edited by Henry Garland and Mary Garland.

in The Oxford Companion to German Literature

January 1997; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 104 words.

a poem written by Goethe in 1774. It was intended to be part of a projected drama about Prometheus,

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Prometheus

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 152 words.

The brother of Pandora's husband, Epimetheus (“Afterthought”), and Atlas, the Titan Prometheus (“Forethought”) became the enemy of the

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Prometheus

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 658 words.

Prometheus, divine figure associated with the origin of *fire and with *Hephaestus, developed by *Hesiod into a figure of greater weight. The name, of unknown significance, was given the sense...

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Prometheus

Ian Ruffell.

in Classics

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 11079 words.

Prometheus is a foundational figure in Greek myth and thought. He is a trickster, who has been compared with similarly devious characters in other cultures and mythologies. Traditionally...

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Prometheus

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A poem written by Goethe in 1774. It was intended to be part of a projected drama about Prometheus, of which a substantial fragment (414 lines) survives. The poem was ...

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Prometheus

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Symphonic poem by Liszt, originally composed in 1850 and orchestrated by Raff as the overture to a setting of choruses from Johann Gottfried Herder's Prometheus Unbound; Liszt revised and...

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Prometheus

Tilo Medek.

in Grove Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 241 words.

Szenisches Oratorium in five scenes by rudolf Wagner-régeny to a libretto by the composer after Aeschylus; Kassel, Staatstheater, 12 September 1959.

Zeus’s...

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Prometheus

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Classical Studies.

A demigod, one of the Titans, who was worshipped by craftsmen; he is said in one legend to have made humankind out of clay. When Zeus hid fire away from man Prometheus stole it by trickery...

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