The Synod of the Gods

David P. Gontar (February 2013)

None could make an answer, and there was a long silence as these words were pondered.

Then rose princely Apollo, who gave light to everyone, and standing in the midst of the gods addressed their leader.

To this bold statement the gods nodded their assent.

Then rose Hephaestus, who had been humiliated by the Promethean theft of fire. And he spoke these words.

As he listened to this fatal declamation, Sisyphus glanced down at his brother Prometheus, who, chained to his promontory, had also heard the judgment of the gods, hanging his head in shame and sorrow. And crashing declivitously was the great rock itself, sent tumbling by the thunderous wrath of heaven.

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