Prometheus:The Fire Bringer
Before I start, I must say that all of this is just mythology. They can be imaginary. Among all the myths, the story I was most impressed with is Prometheus. The punishment he received is really bad...
In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus is known for being a clever trickster in his own right, and is widely known for giving humanity fire and metalworking. Because of this act, he was chained to a rock by Zeus and punished with his liver being eaten by an eagle every day.
Prometheus (Forethought: Forethought), passed between the Titans and the Olympian gods, and made for the seizure of heaven under the leadership of Zeus; He was one of the ringleaders in the war, which is said to have lasted ten years. However, when the Titans disobey his advice to use cheats, Prometheus switches sides and supports the victorious Olympian gods.
According to Hesiod in his work "The Birth of the Gods (Theogonia)", Prometheus' father Iapetus, his mother Clymene (in other versions the Goddess Themis) and his brothers the Titans; Epimetheus (Contemplating or Late Realizing), Menoetius and Atlas. Deucalion, one of the sons of Prometheus, managed to survive the flood that lasted for nine days and nights with his wife Pyrrha, just as Noah did, and the two of them became the ancestors of humanity.
In some traditions, Prometheus made the first man out of clay, while in others the gods created all living things on earth. He gave Epimetheus and Prometheus the task of bestowing gifts on humanity; so people survived and their well-being increased. Epipmetheus generously distributed gifts of fur and wings, but had exhausted his gifts before he had time for man.
Saddened by the weakness and nakedness of man, Prometheus stole the fire from the workshop of Hephaestus and Athena from the Olympos Mountains and hid it in the hollow of the dill stalk, giving humanity a valuable gift that would help in the struggle for survival. In addition, Titan Prometheus taught man how to use his gift and metalworking began; therefore Prometheus is also associated with science and culture.
In a slightly different version of the story, man already has fire, and Prometheus tried to trick Zeus into eating bone and fat while the best meat was still available, during a meal in the mountains of Olympus, and Zeus, enraged by this event, took fire from the hand of man and condemned man to eat raw meat. In another version, Prometheus stole the fire after this event. This also explains why the Greeks always sacrificed animals to the gods representing bones and fat and ate the meat themselves.
Punishment of Prometheus
Zeus was enraged that Prometheus had stolen the fire and sent him perhaps as far as we could say to the Caucasus. Here Prometheus is chained to a rock and Zeus sends an eagle to eat Prometheus' liver. To make matters worse, Prometheus' liver grows back every night, and the eagle continually comes back every day to persecute Prometheus. This is the luck of man; After many years, the hero Hercules kills the eagle with his arrow one day, while celebrating his own labor.
According to what is described in Hesiod's "Works and Days", Zeus punishes humanity by ordering Hephaestus to create the first woman Pandora from clay, because he took fire, and by bringing all the bad things of life - fatigue, sickness, war and death - to humanity through Pandora. and ultimately separates humanity from the gods.