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ScriptsΠρομηθευς Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.PRO-ME-TEWS Classical Greek
pro-MEE-thee-əs English

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek προμηθεια (prometheia) meaning "foresight, forethought". In Greek myth he was the Titan who gave the knowledge of fire to mankind. For doing this he was punished by Zeus, who had him chained to a rock and caused an eagle to feast daily on his liver, which regenerated itself each night. Herakles eventually freed him.


fire, gods, moons of Saturn, punishment, titans, victims
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute