The Viral Marketing campaign has kicked off in earnest for Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus, this stunning new high-resolution image of the space craft Prometheus was revealed today through some amazing login and passwords which some ingenious people figured out for the website Project Prometheus.
Here’s what GeekTyrant had to say on how they solved the first image puzzle
I don’t know how people find time to figure these things out, but to gain access to the image, users figured out that if they added the word ‘Eridu’ to the URL, such as ProjectPrometheus.com/Eridu, and then type in “tell abu shahrain” as the password, you will get the image above.
So what does Eridu even mean? According to Wikipedia, “Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq. Eridu was considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia, and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Located 12 km southwest of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of Sumerian cities that grew about temples, almost in sight of one another. In Sumerian mythology, Eridu was originally the home of Enki, who was considered to have founded the city, later known by the Akkadians as Ea. His temple was called E-Abzu, as Enki was believed to live in Abzu (“Deep Ocean”), an aquifer from which all life was believed to stem.”
I have no idea what this has to do with the movie, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. Make sure to click on the image to enlarge! You can watch the epically awesome trailer for the film here if you haven’t seen it yet, or just want to watch it again.