- of or suggestive of Prometheus.
- creative; boldly original.
- a person who resembles Prometheus in spirit or action.
Origin of Promethean
Examples from the Web for promethean
Historical Examples of promethean
If we have the Promethean fire, let it burn to light and warm them.
Better so than to have the Promethean vulture peck it out for you.
I will apply the Promethean torch, and soon vivify that rude mass.Mr. Midshipman Easy
Captain Frederick Marryat
He was a Promethean warrior, bound in limb, but free and unfettered in spirit.The Chief of the Ranges
H. A. Cody
He used the word with malice, knowing it was ever on the Promethean lips.The Bright Messenger
- of or relating to Prometheus
- creative, original, or life-enhancing
- a person who resembles Prometheus