the god of travellers, the god of shepherds, the god of merchants and markets, the god of persuasiveness, the trickster, the god of lies and deceit, the god of gamblers, the god of thieves, the god of illusions, the god of shamanic medicine, the god of cross-roads and boundaries, the god of connections, of quicksilver, of fast footwork and smooth talking. He is the divine entrepreneur, a con man without ethics and without malice. He has no values of his own, no concern for substance. He enjoys doing deals, being clever, playing the game. He is the herald of the gods, the connector, the carrier of information, the god of secret knowledge (and insider trading). He does not manage anything, like Zeus, or lead us to understanding like Apollo, or ensure the smooth functioning of society, ... He does not fight like Ares, or nourish, like Demeter, or protect the weak ... He loves paradox and process, trickery and risk. He is ambiguous and many faced. He is everybody’s mate (1995:51).
Prometheus inspires them with his own arrogance, They see themselves as revolutionaries, heroically defying the conservative forces ... The myth tells us explicitly the Prometheus takes from them their ability to foresee the future. Infatuation with technology leaves no room for doubts about where technology might lead (1992:236-252).