Prometheus meaning

prə-mē'thē-əs, -thyo͝os'
A Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind, for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.
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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.
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Origin of prometheus

  • Latin Promētheus from Greek
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition