Compare Satan, in this story, with Odysseus and Prometheus of the mythology. 

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Satan can be compared to Odysseus, the Greek king and hero, in that he too can be a wily trickster. For example, during the Greek-Trojan war, it is Odysseus who comes up with the idea of secretly smuggling Greek soldiers into Troy, hidden inside a giant wooden horse; this leads to the fall of Troy. Satan similarly resorts to trickery in his never-ending conflict with God, when he disguises himself as a serpent in the Garden of Eden to tempt Eve to disobey God. Satan is also like the Titan Prometheus in his rebellious aspect. In mythology Prometheus dares to challenge Zeus, king of the Greek gods,steals fire from heaven and is punished. Likewise, Satan rebels against God's rule and is expelled from heaven.