Prometheus (proh-MEE-thee-us or proh-MEE-thyoos)
Prometheus, one of the Titans (the firstborn sons of Earth), was a great benefactor of humankind. Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mortals, carrying it away from Mount Olympus in a fennel stalk (a method of transporting fire that was used down into historical times). As a consequence, Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock where an eagle picked at his innards.