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Prometheus


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A demigod, one of the Titans, who was worshipped by craftsmen; he is said in one legend to have made humankind out of clay. When Zeus hid fire away from man Prometheus stole it by trickery and returned it to earth. As punishment Zeus chained him to a rock where an eagle fed each day on his liver, which (since he was immortal) grew again each night; he was eventually rescued by Hercules.

In extended usage, Promethean fire is inspiration.

Subjects: Religion — Classical Studies.


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