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What did Prometheus want to give to man and why?

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In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus was tasked by the gods with providing mankind with the comforts that were needed to thrive.  Prometheus recognized that humans were suffering naked and afraid in the cold.  He decided to break into Mt. Olympus, the home of the gods and steal fire to...

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In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus was tasked by the gods with providing mankind with the comforts that were needed to thrive.  Prometheus recognized that humans were suffering naked and afraid in the cold.  He decided to break into Mt. Olympus, the home of the gods and steal fire to help the humans.  Prometheus took the fire from the workshop of Athena.  Prometheus also gave metalworking to the humans as a gift, but fire was the big coup. Zeus was so angered by the theft that he heavily punished the Titan. The punishment for the immortal Prometheus was that he was exiled by Zeus to the East.  The exile itself was not nearly as unsettling as the fact that Prometheus was to have his liver eaten by a bird of prey on a daily basis.  This was the cost of fire, according the Greek mythology.

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