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Prometheus Chained by NathanRosario Prometheus Chained by NathanRosario
This is a painting that I had wanted to do now for weeks and finally decided to take a little time from my freelance stuff to paint it. Let me know what you think!

Detail of this pic can be found here: [link]

Here is some info on this Myth:
Prometheus is a Titan who in Greek mythology is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use, an act that enabled progress and civilization. He is known for his intelligence, and as a champion of mankind.

The punishment of Prometheus as a consequence of the theft is a major theme of his mythology. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day.
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to swip them: eagle chained by wings and legs and free Prometheus
Lockslie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
And, the trick was that Prometheus will stay chained to Caucase untill another living been come, and replace him by his own free will. Imagine that did'nt happened for a long time...
Any way, there was a certain centaur who got beaten badly by Hercules and Hercules speared his life if he went and replace Prometheus. The poor centaur did that, and that is how Prometheus was released.
But, when Zeus heard of that, he gone mad, because he pormised to Prometheus that he will be forever chained to mountain Caucase, he did'nt actually bilived for a second that another misfortune creature will ever stand Prometheus's place.
So, in order to keep his promice he made Prometheus to wear a small ring with a rock of mountain Caucase forever. That is how Zeus could keep his word, and Prometheus could walk free...
Any way, great piece. I love it.
Tapion32 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Carnie-Vorex Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
He looks totally like Jesus, except for Jesus being a mere mortal and a copycat :D
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Stunning work! :clap:
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artist
You're welcome!
MrDust00X Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
That's a huge @#$%^&! eagle. Compared to a titan, anyway.
NathanRosario Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's big eagle in order to make it menacing.
tullyganbif Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
This is awesome! Would I be able to use if for a card in my custom Magic the Gathering set? It would be greatly appreciated!
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