I have to get ready for work but here’s some disordered babble

  • Artemis loved Prometheus but he DIDN’T REMEMBER HER. FUCK. Well that’s fuel for the ‘Cas is going to forget Dean’ fire. OMG. *frets*
  • This was another human/supernatural being pairing in the end, which ended in tragedy. Add it to the list.
  • They got something wrong - Zeus did not ‘revoke’ fire from us, forcing Prometheus to get it BACK. We never had fire, Prometheus gave it to us. Doesn’t matter, but I wonder why they changed that…
  • Some versions of the myth credit Prometheus with CREATING man, making him our FATHER. I think we can take his son in this episode as representing humanity in some sense because of that. So what Prometheus did at the end was sacrifice himself for humanity as much as for his own son… let’s break that down some more - a HUNTER, in defying HEAVEN (Zeus represents Heaven in this instance), mortally wounded Prometheus, who then used his death to defeat Heaven… since Prometheus is fucking CAS this is… yikes! Although, it could be, rather than foreshadowing, referring to what has already happened to Cas, since in defying Heaven, Sam and Dean got Cas caught in the crossfire and Cas went ahead and sacrificed himself to help them…
  • I loved Sam fanboying over Prometheus <3 This episode made me very happy in the way it really praised Prometheus for what he did for humanity :) I even got a little choked up at the end when Dean was lighting the pyre and lingering on the fire in a moment of respect <3
  • In some of the myths Prometheus’ mother makes a prophecy about a child of Zeus becoming more powerful than Zeus and overthrowing him - in Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound this is partly why Prometheus gets chained to the mountain, because he refuses to tell Zeus who will overthrow him. Bryon’s poem also references the fact that Prometheus knows that Zeus is going to be overthrown but refuses to tell, even under torture. So they sort of went with that - Artemis, a child of Zeus, overthrows Zeus in the episode (though it’s not her that does it in any of the myths). If we’re talking about children becoming more powerful than their fathers - you could argue humanity, as a child of Heaven and/or Prometheus, has become more powerful than the gods and is thus overthrowing them.
  • Dean has that line at the end ‘here’s to that crazy little wild card called love.’ He’s talking about Artemis’ love for Prometheus (OMFG, that parallel!), but the ‘power of love’ is kind of significant to the Promethean myth. In Shelley’s version, Prometheus is freed by his lover Asia, or rather it is his love for her and her equal love for him, or rather his opening up to his feelings of love for her (the Romantics like to wax philosophical on emotions, you know :p) that causes him to break free from his chains. Hayley acts something like Prometheus’ Asia in the episode - taking him from the mountain, thus sort of ‘breaking his chains,’ and they experience love together on the mountain of course (;p). Asia is also sometimes credited as Prometheus’ mother, and Hayley was also a mother… I’m just putting thoughts down as they hit me here… it was Prometheus’ love for Hayley and his son that finally broke his chains/curse in the episode because it inspired him to make the sacrifice at the end which killed Zeus.
  • As an aside - in some of the myths Prometheus is freed from the mountain and his chains by HERCULES (of, you know, TRIAL fame). You can track Artemis’ decision to defy her father, which led to Prometheus being ‘freed’ from his curse, back to SAM, who is a Hercules figure at the moment, of course :)
  • Basically, there are PARALLELS EVERYWHERE this episode, it’s amazing. I thought it was a great representation of the Prometheus story with a nice shake up with the Prometheus/Artemis thing (which, ha, doesn’t exist in myth because Artemis never told anyone, not even Homer etc, lol, very cute way of explaining your twisting of the myth show! x)
  • CAN WE GET BACK TO THE PART WHERE A HUNTER WAS IN LOVE WITH PROMETHEUS (WHO IS CAS) NOW? CAN WE GET BACK TO THE PART WHERE DEAN WAS MUSING ON THIS HUNTER BEING IN LOVE WITH A DIVINE BEING WHO DEFIED THE GODS AND THEN IMMEDIATELY WENT AND PRAYED TO CAS? CAN WE GET BACK TO THE PART WHERE THIS HUNTER KEPT THE FACT SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH SAID DIVINE BEING A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET BUT THAT EVEN THOUGH NO ONE TALKED ABOUT IT THE LOVE WAS THERE? CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE FACT THEY WERE HAVING SECRET TRYSTS AND HOW THE HUNTER FREED THE GUY THEY LOVED FROM THE BONDS OF HEAVEN? CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT PLS??
  • (lets not talk about the part where the guy the hunter loved forgot about the hunter and their love though… yeah…)
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