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Promethea

Promethea is a fictional character created by Alan Moore and JH Williams III.

Promethea is a little girl whose father is killed by a Christian mob in Alexandria in 411. She is taken in hand by the Gods Thoth and Hermes who tell her that if she goes with them into the Immateria she will now longer be just a little girl but a story living eternally. "Promethea" then is manifested in a series of avatars over the 19th and 20th centuries, culminating in the involvement of the lead character, Sophie Bangs.

Issues dealt with in this series include Tarot and Kabbalah, and the comic is laden with and studies mythological and archetypal symbolism. Real people who appear in Promethea include Aleister Crowley, John Dee and Austin Osman Spare. The comic as at April 2003 has been collected in three anthologies, and is published by the Wildstorm imprint of DC Comics.

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