The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie - TED-Ed


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Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. Most Titans were destroyed or driven to the eternal hell of Tartarus. But the Titan Prometheus, whose name means foresight, persuaded his brother Epimetheus to fight with him on the side of the Gods. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Prometheus.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Léa Krawczyk.

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