Given Name PROMETHEUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Προμηθευς (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: PRO-ME-TEWS (Classical Greek), pro-MEE-thee-əs (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

fire, gods, punishment, titans