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How did Prometheus give fire to man?

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To do so, Prometheus went up to the heavens, to ask Zeus if he could give them fire but Zeus refused. So, Prometheus used the sun to light his torch and then hid it in a stalk of fennel so that he could deliver it to his people. Now that they had the use of fire, they could thrive.

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Similarly, when did Prometheus give man fire?

Prometheus, however, stole fire back in a giant fennel-stalk and restored it to humanity (565–566). This further enraged Zeus, who sent the first woman to live with humanity (Pandora, not explicitly mentioned).

One may also ask, how did Prometheus get fire for humans? "Mankind shall have fire, despite what Zeus has decided," he said to himself. And with that thought, he snuck quietly into Zeus' domain and stole a spark from Zeus' own lightning bolt. Prometheus touched the end of the long reed to the spark, and the dry substance within it caught on fire and burned slowly.

Correspondingly, how did Prometheus steal the fire?

Prometheus' Crime Olympus and stole fire, and by hiding it in a hollow fennel-stalk, he gave the valuable gift to man which would help him in life's struggle. The Titan also taught man how to use their gift and so the skill of metalwork began; he also came to be associated with science and culture.

How was Prometheus born?

Prometheus was the son of a Titan, one of the giant elder gods of Greek mythology. Enraged, Zeus had Prometheus chained to a rock in the mountains, where an eagle came every day and gnawed his liver. This went on for 30 years until the hero Hercules slew the bird, ending Prometheus's torment.

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