RAW FEED: Greek Mythology in Portal 2 | Stuff You Like 154 (with Musical Hell)

In this episode, we team up with Christi from Musical Hell to dive deep into Portal 2 and its mythological roots. What has Portal 2 taken from Greek Mythology? Is GLaDOS really a Prometheus allegory? Is that Aeschylus hiding in the corner of that painting? And just how dumb is Epimetheus? I mean, Wheatley? I mean…Epiwheatlius?

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Prometheus was punished by the gods for giving the gift of knowledge to man. He was cast into the bowels of the earth and pecked by birds.

Her name is Caroline.

That’s all I can say.

Tags: Portal, Portal 2, Greek mythology, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Menoetius, Atlas, Heracles, Hera, Pandora, GLaDOS, Wheatley, Chell, P-Body, Valve, portal 2 mythology, Greek myth portal 2, Greek myth GLaDOS, Greek Myth Portal 2 ending, Portal 2 ending, Portal 2 Tartaros.

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  • Christopher Trevino

    The “Portal 2” DLC involves alternate timelines, such as one where Cave Johnson is the one uploaded into a machine. At first he’s overjoyed, but he starts to become bored, and rambles on about how, “Hercules destroyed all the world’s monsters so humans could be safe, and went to Olympus for his trouble. Death was my monster and I’ve killed it…where’s my Olympus? Unless…Aperture and everyone in it was the monster…!”