One of the Titans
. Name means "fore thought"
Son of Iapetus and known for his wisdom. He and his brother Epimetheus were asked by Zeus to create the animals and mankind. After his brother had given all the gifts away and left none for man, Prometheus decided to trick Zeus into taking the lesser animals as sacrifices and leaving the best to men.
To punish man, Zeus took away fire. So Prometheus stole fire from Hephaestus' forge in Olympus to return to man. As punishment, Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock and left an eagle to torment him forever.
To punish man for stealing fire, Zeus created Pandora, the first woman and root of all evil to be released on Earth.
Prometheus was freed by Hercules and became immortal with the help of the Centaur Chiron.