Prometheus

noun
Pro·​me·​theus | \ prə-ˈmē-thē-əs How to pronounce Prometheus (audio) , -ˌthyüs How to pronounce Prometheus (audio) \

Definition of Prometheus

: a Titan who is chained and tortured by Zeus for stealing fire from heaven and giving it to humankind

First Known Use of Prometheus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Prometheus

Latin, from Greek Promētheus

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“Prometheus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prometheus. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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