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Prometheus Who was responsible for bring fire to mankind who was chained to the top of a mountain and had his liver devoured by an eagle every night The answer Prometheus This god was part of a mighty group of gods called Titans The poet Hesoid described Prometheus as a trickster and a troublemaker Aeschylus described Prometheus as a tragic hero Many plays have been written about Prometheus including Prometheus Prometheus was a cunning intelligent being During the war of the Titans he advised them to use strategy instead of just going out and having a massive bloodbath Encyclopedia Americana 577 Beethoven Wolfgang Von Goethe Percy Bysshe and Bach all created works inspired by the myths of Prometheus Prometheus had no Roman name only a Greek name Prometheus Graves 185 He was one of the few gods that only had a Greek name No one knows why he only had a Greek name we can only guess His father Iapetus was also a mighty Titan one of the first Titans His mother Clymene was a beautiful nymph from the deep trenches of the oceans of the world Hodge 352 The story of his birth is rather sketchy most books just outline the story of Iapetus and Clymene being madly in love with each other and having a son and naming him Prometheus He had a brother who was named Atlas Encyclopedia Americana 576 Picture taken from Microsoft Encarta 1998 Prometheus isnt really in charge of anything except bringing fire to mankind and creation on man When responsibilities were handed out Prometheus was left out possibly because he was a Titan no one really knows Prometheus is recognized by his nudity the stalk of fennel that he carried fire to mankind in and the crown of sticks and leaves that sits atop his head Tripp 439 A giant roaring fire symbolizes Prometheus most people understand why and that is because he gave the gift
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