I find it interesting that the textbook talks about Prometheus not just as a trickster figure but as a rebel against the gods. It suggests to me that the Greeks were not always happy under their leaders, and felt perhaps felt that they could or should do more to provide for the people. This discontent was expressed in the myths of Prometheus, who as well as being a trickster figure can be seen as a savior of the common people. The punishment of Prometheus for his actions perhaps represents the fear of reciprocation should the people bring their discontent into action.  

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