Prometheus and Global Warming

I always got the impression that the eagle was meant to symbolize that there would be sacrifices in the name of progress, and that we should never forget them… either that or Zeus was just a dick.
What I wanna know is which genius of a diety decided to let Einstein know about fission. “Hey guys, let’s make it so that when you manage to split the smallest thing in existence, there’s a HUUUUUUGE explosion followed by years of lethal, invisible air poison that also gets into water, ground and food and can’t be washed away!” “BRILLIANT!!”


Dear Prometheus,

Being a smoke addict, I guess I should thank you. After all, it was you who gave fire to humanity.

And it’s not like your gift went without sacrifice. It’s been a while, but in case you forgot: Zeus, not pleased with you playing a game of Wikileaks, had you tied to a rock. Each day, an eagle would descend upon you and peck out your liver. Ouch.

Tell me, did you ever expect Zeus’ punishment to be so cruel and sadistic? All you did was give fire to humanity. Had I been standing in your shoes, I would’ve expected a verbal warning at the most. How did Zeus inform you of his intentions, I wonder:

Ext. Mount Olympus, Day

Zeus and Prometheus stand on Mount Olympus.

PROMETHEUS: You sent for me?
ZEUS: Yeah, I couldn’t help but notice you gave humanity fire.
PROMETHEUS: That’s right, I did…

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