I think this question really goes to the heart of the matter. It could be either. What are the typical qualities of each?
What sticks out to me is that Prometheus delivered the fire to humans. Not the other way around. So maybe it's a warning?
OK so how about an invitation? Invitations usually have a specific purpose. Like a wedding invitation is for that event. A general invitation is sometimes used too. Like "come over anytime" is something you say to your friend.
But here, the content of the star map message is pretty specific. It's got a place. But no time or reference to the underlying purpose of the invitation.
*edit* Also, Shaw is confident it's an invitation. She seems smart. So maybe she's right.
So, how did the ancient people of Erth come to possess the information on the star map?
Space_Sweeper said:Invitation.TO DIE.
The more I think about it the more I tend to lean towards it being a warning. The giant could be pointing at the winged object/ship on the ancient maps, warning the people of what is out there, what could come from that star map/cluster indicated on the ancient artifacts. Possibly saying "keep an eye on this area" or "stay away." Shaw and Holloway mistake this for being an invitation to come look for or find the aliens or whatever is being pointed to and find out it's not exactly what they thought it was. Hence the "we were so wrong." Just my thoughts on it.
Oh for farks sake!Why warn someone not to go somewhere by pointing out where not to go!"When you are advanced enough to go here, don't go here." - That makes sense!
You know what?
bunnypf said:You know what?
Malevolent or Benevolent?
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