noun Classical Mythology.
Examples 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
Word Origin and History for prometheus
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."
Culture 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.