Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Frankenstein Holidays

How Many Days 

Does Frankenstein Get?

There are at least two holidays dedicated to this well- known horror character Frankenstein. They are: Frankenstein Friday and  Frankenstein Day. 

Frankenstein Day is on August 30. This day honors author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who wrote the book "Frankenstein "in 1818. Frankenstein Day is held in honor of her birthday August 30, 1797. 

Frankenstein Friday is the last Friday in October (October 28 this year).  It celebrates the birth of Frankenstein who came into existence in 1818 at 21 Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley wrote the story "Frankenstein". 

Who was Frankenstein?

He was a creature created by Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist over a two year period of very unorthodox scientific experiments. Adaptations of his folk story include references to whole parts of his body being grafted together from cadavers (illegally gotten from local cemeteries). 

The novel is also subtitled Modern Prometheus was originally published anonymously. 

According to Green mythology Prometheus, was the Titan who created mankind at the behest of Zeus. He made a being in the image of the gods and the being taught man to hunt, read, and heal their sick. Because he fooled Zeus into accepting lesser-quality offerings from humans, Zeus withheld fire from mankind. 

Prometheus stole the fire back and a result Zeus sentenced him to be eternally punished by fixing him to a rock of Caucasus. There each day an eagle would peck out his liver. But, the liver regrew each day because of his immortality. Doomed to suffer alone for eternity he was eventually released by Heracles (Hercules).

Some suggest that Frankenstein, a man made from clay and water, was a creation of the scientist who rebelled against the laws of nature. As a result his creation punished him.

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