Figure 4. “Prometheus Sarcophagus” from Arles, ca. 240 CE. Louvre Museum, cat. no. MA 339/95DE3916. Described by Cumont 1942a, 318–24, as depicting the soul’s sojourn on earth. Prometheus is shown on the left molding human bodies under the guidance of Athena, a solar deity, and the astrological horoscopos. Next comes Hermes conducting the soul. The embodied soul is then seen proceeding under the supervision of the three rulers of Fate, the Moirai, and their enthroned mother, Adrasteia, under the watchful eye of the sea-god Poseidon. On the far right, the soul is escorted away from the clasp of Earth toward an otherworldly region of unperturbed bliss. Cf. Festugière 1957, 195–202.