How Did the Gods Create Men According to Ancient Greek Mythology and What Were Men Made Out of?

The Titan Prometheus fashioned the first men out of clay and water.

Prometheus allowed his brother Epimetheus to give qualities to animals and man.

Dull and stupid, Epimetheus gave speed, strength, courage, and many other characteristics to the animals and left nothing to man.

Prometheus was very upset, and he gave mankind one redeeming quality, the ability to walk upright like the gods.

The word music comes from the Greek word muse.

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