Saturday, October 1, 2011
Promethea vs. Prometheanism
I looked up Promethea today, and in addition to the comic I found the Promethean Movement. "The Promethean movement is dedicated to advancing human life through self-expression, augmented by authentic freedom, experimentality and individualism" http://promethea.org/ This movement seems to agree with the ideas found in the Promethea comic. The Promethia comic values creativity and the imagination through the Immateria. The website continues "Promethea is about making a new future; is about life, and freedom, and diverse individuality; is about metamorphosis — recreating ourselves and society; is about becoming the heroes and heroines who can change everything." Promethea is a heroine who is continuously recreated by creativity related to the Promethea myth. She is a regular person who becomes a heroine and helps people. The movement is said to have started in 1998 with the production of the Promethean Manifesto which can be found here: http://www.promethea.org/Trilogy/TextVersions/text_manifesto.html There seems to be an entire society committed to prometheanism. There is a third website that answers questions, and even has a section to answer if they are terrorists. http://www.prometheanmovement.org/index.html My question is whether this movement really began in 1998 before the Promethia comic, or if it is a response to the comic. Did Allan Moore's comic spawn a cult following? or does he subscribe to the movement?