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From Titan to Pillar – What Pegman Saw

Today Pegman takes a trip to Tbilisi, Georgia

This ancient cobblestoned city has a complicated history of Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings, and Soviet Modernist structures. Walk around and see what strikes your fancy.

The purpose of this prompt is to inspire you to write 150 words about this place. You can use the Google photo above or stroll around until you see something that strikes your fancy. When you’re done, remember to link your story to the others using the InLinkz frog below. Reading and commenting is half the fun.

So, that said, I did some searching and Googling, as this challenge is wont to make me do, and discovered that Greek Mythology has something to do with the Caucasus Mountains.  Who’d a thunk?

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From Titan to Pillar

“It’s bad enough you created man out of clay, Prometheus.  That much I can handle.  You were smart enough to side with us Olympians in the first Titanomachy.  Smart of you, by the way, saved you from being imprisoned in Tartarus.”

“Thanks, Zeus. I’m not stupid. I knew you were way more powerful than us.”

“Silence! You dared trick me into choosing the bones and fat of an ox and then gave the best meat to humanity?  I took away their fire, forcing them to eat their meat raw.  And what do you do?  How dare you!  You stole fire from Mount Olympus and gave it to them!  Do you realise how much power you have given them?”

“But—”

“But nothing!  For this you shall be taken far east and tied to the mountain in Caucasus, your liver to be pecked at and eaten daily by wild birds for eternity.”

 

70 thoughts on “From Titan to Pillar – What Pegman Saw

  1. Your tale is well told. I’ve heard bits, but am not familiar with every aspect of P’s crime. One thing that strikes me: how “human” those Greek gods were, with all their vanity, jealousy, vengeance, etc.
    Makes me wonder if, way back when the tales were first told, they were exaggerated stories of some ruling family of that age?

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  2. Oh, revenge is sweet, is it not? I agree with Christine the gods can be so “human.” I studied Norwegian gods for the story I’m working on. I kinda’ just get sucked into it then remember I’m supposed to be writing, not doing research. I love where you took us.

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      They were that and then some! I know, right. Created out of clay, given fire, then it was taken away from us, given back… We were at their mercy!
      Yeah, could explain a lot…

      Shalom and Lotsa love,

      Dale

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  3. I don’t know my mythology either and it would come in handy for the upcoming Jeopardy online contestant test (they always ask mythology questions, it seems).

    I think the pecking part at the end was an apt description of my workplace… oh, wait, you weren’t describing that? 😉

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  4. Thems gods were mostly humans with psychological issues. So there. 😉
    Well told, my dear! I wish they’d used your stories to teach mythology instead of some of the chalk-in-your-throat dry texts some kids are still made to suffer through … 😉
    XOXO

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  5. I love it. I used to read a lot of Mythology in my younger days but the stone tablets became to heavy eventually. So I gave it up due to the new media today. Anyway, loved your story. Almost reminds me of Devils Tower in. Beautiful picture .

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  6. Q,

    This is a most solid take on humanity, and how very doomed the whole enterprise really is . . but for the wine, whoopie and song that keeps us civil on the regular.

    You definitely did your homework on this one. And to think, I’m finishing up watching “Passion of the Christ” as I read this! Better now than last thing at night though, lest I not sleep until Saturday if I am very, very lucky, LOL.

    Serious heft in 150 words. 🙂

    B

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