Prometheus was the son of Iapetus and Clymene
a cousin of Zeus and a brother of Atlas
Moneotius and Epimetheus
credited with creating the very first humans from clay
Prometheus stealing fire and giving it to humans
Vedic texts had Mātariśvan, who even brought fire to humankind.
The tale of Prometheus is well-known because it explains how mankind came into possession of fire, thus enabling man to form civilisations.
steal fire back from the gods and give it back to humankind.
man already had possession of fire, but Zeus withdrew it
It all goes back to a tasty bit of ox, which Prometheus served up for his cousin and the other gods
Inside the stomach, he had concealed the meat and entrails rich in fat, as well as the fleshy skin of the ox.
Prometheus served up the ox’s bones, which he had concealed beneath a tasty-looking layer of the animal’s fat.
Zeus denied man the power of fire.
Denied man the power of fire. Which, of course, suggests that man had formerly had it.
But Prometheus, being cunning and rebellious, outwitted his cousin, and stole the flare of eternal fire from Mount Olympus in, of all things, a tube of fennel.
chained to a rock and then subjected to the agonising ordeal of having his liver pecked out by an eagle
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