Prometheus Definition

prə-mēthē-əs, -thyo͝os
A Titan who steals fire from heaven for the benefit of mankind: in punishment, Zeus chains him to a rock where a vulture (or eagle) comes each day to eat his liver, which grows back each night.
Webster's New World

Origin of Prometheus

  • Latin Promētheus from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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