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Prometheus

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan, culture hero, trickster figure, credited with the creation of humanity from clay, who defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity as civilization. Prometheus is known for his intelligence and as a champion of humankind and seen as the author of the human arts and sciences generally, he is sometimes presented as the father of the hero of the flood story. The punishment of Prometheus as a consequence of the theft is a major theme of his, is a popular subject of both ancient and modern culture. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression; the immortal was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to eat Prometheus' liver, which would grow back overnight to be eaten again the next day. Prometheus was freed by the hero Heracles. In another myth, Prometheus establishes the form of animal sacrifice practiced in ancient Greek religion. Evidence of a cult to Prometheus himself is not widespread.

He was a focus of religious activity at Athens, where he was linked to Athena and Hephaestus, other Greek deities of creative skills and technology. In the Western classical tradition, Prometheus became a figure who represented human striving the quest for scientific knowledge, the risk of overreaching or unintended consequences. In particular, he was regarded in the Romantic era as embodying the lone genius whose efforts to improve human existence could result in tragedy: Mary Shelley, for instance, gave The Modern Prometheus as the subtitle to her novel Frankenstein; the etymology of the theonym prometheus is debated. The classical view is that it signifies "forethought," as that of his brother Epimetheus denotes "afterthought". Hesychius of Alexandria gives Prometheus the variant name of Ithas, adds "whom others call Ithax", describes him as the Herald of the Titans. Kerényi remarks that these names are "not transparent", may be different readings of the same name, while the name "Prometheus" is descriptive.

It has been theorised that it derives from the Proto-Indo-European root that produces the Vedic pra math, "to steal", hence pramathyu-s, "thief", cognate with "Prometheus", the thief of fire. The Vedic myth of fire's theft by Mātariśvan is an analogue to the Greek account. Pramantha was the tool used to create fire; the suggestion that Prometheus was in origin the human "inventor of the fire-sticks, from which fire is kindled" goes back to Diodorus Siculus in the first century BC. The reference is again to the "fire-drill", a worldwide primitive method of fire making using a vertical and a horizontal piece of wood to produce fire by friction; the oldest record of Prometheus is in Hesiod, but stories of theft of fire by a trickster figure are widespread around the world. Some other aspects of the story resemble the Sumerian myth of Enki, a bringer of civilisation who protected humanity against the other gods; that Prometheus descends from the Vedic fire bringer Mātariśvan was suggested in the 19th century, lost favour in the 20th century, but is still supported by some.

The first recorded account of the Prometheus myth appeared in the late 8th-century BC Greek epic poet Hesiod's Theogony. He was a son of the Titan Iapetus by Clymene, one of the Oceanids, he was brother to Menoetius and Epimetheus. Hesiod, in Theogony, introduces Prometheus as a lowly challenger to Zeus's omniscience and omnipotence. In the trick at Mecone, a sacrificial meal marking the "settling of accounts" between mortals and immortals, Prometheus played a trick against Zeus, he placed two sacrificial offerings before the Olympian: a selection of beef hidden inside an ox's stomach, the bull's bones wrapped in "glistening fat". Zeus chose the latter. Henceforth, humans would keep that meat for themselves and burn the bones wrapped in fat as an offering to the gods; this angered Zeus. In this version of the myth, the use of fire was known to humans, but withdrawn by Zeus. Prometheus, stole fire back in a giant fennel-stalk and restored it to humanity; this further enraged Zeus. The woman, a "shy maiden", was fashioned by Hephaestus out of clay and Athena helped to adorn her properly.

Hesiod writes, "From her is the race of women and female kind: of her is the deadly race and tribe of women who live amongst mortal men to their great trouble, no helpmeets in hateful poverty, but only in wealth". For his crimes, Prometheus is punished by Zeus who bound him with chains, sent an eagle to eat Prometheus' immortal liver every day, which grew back every night. Years the Greek hero Heracles, with Zeus' permission, killed the eagle and freed Prometheus from this torment. Hesiod revisits the theft of fire in Works and Days. In it the poet expands upon Zeus's reaction to Prometheus' deception. Not only does Zeus withhold fire from humanity, but "the means of life" as well. Had Prometheus not provoked Zeus's wrath, "you would do work enough in a day to supply you for a full year without working. Hesiod ad

Remember the Daze

Remember the Daze titled The Beautiful Ordinary, is a 2007 drama film released in theaters in April 2008. The film was directed by Jess Manafort; the plot of the movie has been described as "a glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24-hours, the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school in the last year of the past millennium."The film was selected as one of the eight films competing in the Narrative Competition at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival which took place June 21-July 1. This was the world premiere of the film. In February 2008, the movie's title was changed from The Beautiful Ordinary, it was released in two theaters in LA, one in New York and one in Washington, D. C. on April 11, 2008 and was released on DVD on June 3, 2008. The movie was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina during May 2006. On the last day of school in 1999 several suburban teenagers decide to get party. Julia Ford feels frustrated because her boyfriend has failed his final year of school and must repeat it.

Unsure whether or not to stay with him she decides to try to hook up with her friend Stacey Cherry's abusive boyfriend hoping that by sleeping with him Stacey will leave her boyfriend and Julia will figure out whether or not she wants to stay with her own boyfriend. After her friends tease her about never having a boyfriend Brianne begins to flirt with drug dealer Mod; this incites Dawn's anger since, unbeknownst to the rest of their friends and Dawn are secretly dating. Tori plans to take mushrooms with her best friend Sylvia but wants to delay it until after she is done babysitting; when Sylvia takes the mushrooms when they are in charge of the kids Tori decides to join her and the two end up shirking their babysitting duties. Everyone convenes on the football field. Julia does not have sex with Stacey's boyfriend. Stacey has sex with Riley, desperate to lose his virginity using the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend as an excuse to break up with him. Despite Dawn's willingness to go public with their relationship Brianne insists that they stay closeted.

In the morning Thomas, a shy photographer hanging out on the fringes of the group, develops photographs of the events of the previous day. The film was blasted by critics, earning a "rotten" rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 0%. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 36 based on 6 reviews. Peter Debruge of Variety said that the movie "demonstrates considerable promise on the part of its director and her up-and-coming cast" but had no "great secrets or revelations." Official site Remember the Daze on IMDb Remember the Daze at Rotten Tomatoes Remember the Daze at Metacritic Remember the Daze at Box Office Mojo Remember the Daze at AllMovie

Kelly Kelly (TV series)

Kelly Kelly is an American sitcom television series created by David Kendall, starring Shelley Long and Robert Hays that aired on The WB from April 20 to June 7, 1998. Kelly Novak is an Ivy League English literature professor; the two get married and she becomes Kelly Kelly. They live together in his Secaucus, New Jersey, house with one daughter. Shelley Long as English professor Kelly Novak. Robert Hays as widowed firefighter Doug Kelly. Ashley Johnson as 13-year-old Maureen Kelly. Will Estes as 17-year-old Sean Kelly. Bug Hall as middle son Brian Kelly. Gemini Barnett as 6-year-old Casey Kelly. Columbia TriStar Television had developed the series, produced a pilot, before handing over production of the show to Warner Bros. Television. During filming of the first episode, Shelley Long broke a finger while catching a football. After airing two episodes to low ratings, The WB moved the series from Mondays to Sundays. Seven episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office. Howard Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Times called the series "routine sitcomdom" with "some occasional bright dialogue".

John Carman of the San Francisco Chronicle was unimpressed, thought the show was "almost an exact copy of It Had to Be You", which lasted a month. Matthew Gilbert of The Boston Globe said the series was "neither horrible nor promising, just kind of generic and bland". David Bianculli of the Daily News rated the series one and a half stars, called the scripts "painfully predictable and not sporadically amusing". Kevin D. Thompson of The Palm Beach Post rated the series one and a half stars saying that the show is "a bland family comedy we've seen too many times before". Elaine Liner of the Boston Herald gave the series no stars, as well as grading it "an F as a two-alarm failure". Kelly Kelly on IMDb Kelly Kelly at TV.com