In March, the Post reported that investors in Prometheus wanted out.
Historical fact had really no more to do with it than with the stories of Prometheus or the siege of Troy.
He slays the eagle which was devouring the liver of Prometheus.
Prometheus made no answer; but he had set his heart on helping mankind, and he did not give up.
But Prometheus, the smallest of the quartet, has a way all his own.
He asks a prophecy of Prometheus who foretells the fate of Io their daughter.
Even with the gifts of Prometheus, men could not rest content.
And the poem, besides, shows in a flagrant degree the defect felt here and there in Prometheus Unbound.
Has suffering already begun to make him, like Prometheus, wise?
Prometheus coming on earth to give fire to men appears before the palace of Inachus in Argos on a festival of Zeus.
demigod (son of the Titan Iapetus) who made man from clay and stole fire from heaven and taught mankind its use, for which he was punished by Zeus by being chained to a rock in the Caucasus, where a vulture came every day and preyed on his liver. The name is Greek, and anciently was interpreted as literally "forethinker, foreseer," from promethes "thinking before," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + *methos, related to mathein "to learn," from enlargement of PIE root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). However Watkins suggests the second element is possibly from a base meaning "to steal," also found in Sanskrit mathnati "he steals."
In classical mythology, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans. As punishment for the theft, Zeus ordered Prometheus chained to a rock and sent a great eagle to gnaw at the Titan's liver. Despite his torment, Prometheus refused to submit to Zeus' will. He was eventually rescued by Hercules.