Prometheus was the wisest amongst Titans. His name means
"forethought" and he was able to foretell the future.
skilled in healing.
According to the myths, a
horrendous headache overcame
Zeus and no healer of the realm was able to help the Lord of the
Gods. Prometheus came to him and declared that he knew
how to heal Zeus. He looked over the god, then he took a
rock from the ground and tapped Zeus in the head with it. From
out of Zeus' head sprung the Goddess Athena and the
Prometheus was said to have
created the first man from clay,
but the goddess Athena breathed life into the figure.
Prometheus is therefore simply the benefactor of mankind
and not its creator.
Prometheus is credited with
bringing enlightenment to humans.
He taught them many important things: astronomy, medicine,
navigation, metalworking, architecture, and writing. Prometheus
took fire from the Gods and gave it to humankind, bringing the
power of warmth and light to the dark and miserable earth.