noun Classical Mythology.
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Example sentences from the Web for prometheus
In March, the Post reported that investors in Prometheus wanted out.
A genuine liking for Prometheus Unbound may be reckoned the touch-stone of a mans capacity for understanding lyric poetry.Shelley|John Addington Symonds
The Kobler family was frequently in Vienna, among other times in 1814; it had nothing to do with the Prometheus music.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
And there flashed before the old man's mind the image of Prometheus devoured by the eagle.The Patrician|John Galsworthy
The thing was just as impossible as it was for Prometheus to shake the king o' birds frae his liver.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX|Alexander Leighton
Before this sculpture, with its obscure designs, a man might have dreamed of Prometheus roughly sketching for Michael Angelo.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for prometheus
Cultural definitions for prometheus
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.