Thus Sprach Zarathustra and Prometheus/TED 2023

Thus Sprach Zarathustra is a tone poem by Richard Strauss

Also known as Op. 30 was composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name.

In 2001: A Space Odyssey the same tune is used for some of the most arresting scenes.

In Prometheus Sir Peter Weyland murmurs the words from Nietzsche’s work, turning it into a mantra.

“I am a law only for my kind, I am no law for all,” you can see the seed of creation was present, even then.

Weyland shouldn’t be bound by the laws of man, he aspires to become God. Here’s the little known lyrics to Thus Sprach Zarathustra.

“Rain was your birth
Gathered deep
Beneath the earth.
Search and seep,
Hollow stone
Issue and flow
Virgin stream
Meander free
It’s a long way to the sea.
Caves and canyons
Stark prison walls
Swirl and hurl you” 
The poem beautifully describe the settings of Prometheus and Covenant. 

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