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Which person do you sympathise the most from Greek mythology?

Posted by Sunil on July 7, 2020

By Sunil Kumar(From My Quora answers)

Interesting question. I don’t sympathize with anyone as such. Even though Indic philosophy urges us towards universal brotherhood, there’s this Herculean gap in my mind while considering another culture.

But, having read their mythology since childhood, the most intriguing and self sacrificing character that kind of evoked my sympathy was Prometheus. As a Titan, he made the ultimate sacrifice for humanity by giving the secret of fire free from the control of the zealous and self-centred Zeus.

Also the subject of a huge poem by Shelley, and passingly mentioned in the more readable ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller who kind of makes the whole Greek universe enchanting in her prose.

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