Greek mythology is a great source of legends but also of culture and history, that is why it is important for children to know it. In Guiainfantil we are adapting mythology in the form of short stories so that children can learn and have fun. This time we go with the titan Prometheus , who stole fir
Greek mythology is a great source of legends but also of culture and history, that is why it is important for children to know it. In Guiainfantil we are adapting mythology in the form of short stories so that children can learn and have fun.
This time we go with the titan Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to give it to humans. The matter was not forgotten and Zeus punished Prometheus for a long time.
Children's story. Prometheus steals the fire of Zeus
There was a time when humanity lived subject to the whims of the gods. They lived in caves, they fed on the fruits of the trees and they spent the day walking from one place to another to avoid being cold. And it is that fire had not yet been invented to heat up or cook. Well, the fire was actually invented, but the secret of fire was only known to the gods.
The god Zeus was delighted because if men did not have fire, they could do little for themselves and so they still needed the gods. What Zeus did was to deny progress to men, to prevent them from being civilized. But one good day Prometheus got fed up with the situation and changed the rules of the game.
Promise was not a god, not a mortal, not a hero. He was a titan with great strength and intelligence who was also a friend of mortals. He wanted humanity to be able to fend for itself and begin to progress, to invent things in order to live better. And the basic element they needed was fire. It was the day that Prometheus
met Zeus taking a nap on Olympus. Zeus had by his side a small bonfire that he did not let anyone get close to. When Prometheus realized that Zeus was so deeply asleep that he even snored, he hurried. He took a branch from a tree and brought it to the fire. The branch began to burn and Prometheus shot out to give the men the fire. The rest was easy, because the men took the burning branch that gave them Prometheus
and with it they were able to make many bonfires throughout the world so that it never went out. But when Zeus woke up from his nap and saw all of humanity warming up and cooking, he got angry and looked for the culprit to punish him. - Who stole my fire? - Zeus shouted. And the scream resounded throughout the world. "It's been me," said Prometheus, who was not willing for others to pay their punishment. And the punishment was hard. Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock, far away in the Caucasus. Although the titan had great strength could not be released from the chains, but the worst punishment was that
arrived early to eat the liver to Prometo. At night the liver regenerated and the next morning we started again with the eagle's breakfast.
That's how it was I promise years, decades and centuries. And everyone asked
Zeus to lift the punishment, but Zeus did not give up because he was still angry with Prometheus. He had to come the hero Hercules , who happened by that rock by chance, to free to Prometheus of its chains, although Zeus never more spoke again to the titan who stole the fire to him. Laura Vélez. Editor of Guiainfantil.com