Nietzsche: Promethean Übermensch–Νίτσε: Προμηθέας-Υπεράνθρωπος

Manolis

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Prometheus is a Titan of Greek mythology who stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to mankind, defying the decree of Zeus. As punishment, Zeus ordered Prometheus to be chained to a rock where an eagle daily tore at his entrails. In this video, we will discuss the myth of Prometheus and its relevance to Nietzsche’s idea of the Superman.
In Aeschylus’ version of the myth, Prometheus knows the identity of the person who will overthrow Zeus as King of the Gods. Zeus desperately tries to extract the information from Prometheus, but the Titan remains defiant. Zeus might possess more physical power than Prometheus, but Prometheus’ intellectual power renders him much stronger than Zeus.
Nietzsche draws a comparison between Zeus and the God of the Bible. Just as Zeus became frightened by the knowledge of Prometheus, the God of Genesis became frightened by the knowledge of mankind after it…

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