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In "Greek mythology, Kratos or Cratos ("Ancient Greek: Κράτος ("Power")) is the son of "Pallas and "Styx; he and his siblings "Nike ("Victory"), "Bia ("Force"), and "Zelus ("Zeal") are all essentially personifications.[1] Kratos, along with Bia, make a brief appearance in "Aeschylus's "Prometheus Bound, where in the opening scene, acting as agents of "Zeus, they lead their captive, the "Titan "Prometheus on stage, and instruct "Hephaestus to chain Prometheus to a rock, as punishment for his theft of fire.[2] In Aeschylus's "Libation Bearers "Electra calls upon Kratos, "Dike ("Justice") and Zeus to aid her brother "Orestes.[3]


  1. ^ Gantz, pp. 25–26, 158; "Hesiod, "Theogony 383–385; "Apollodorus 1.2.4
  2. ^ Gantz, p. 158; "Aeschylus (?), "Prometheus Bound, 1 ff.
  3. ^ Aeschylus, "Libation Bearers 244–245.


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