"prometheus" Definition

  1. n. The son of Iapetus (one of the Titans) and Clymene, fabled by the poets to have surpassed all mankind in knowledge, and to have formed men of clay to whom he gave life by means of fire stolen from heaven. Jupiter, being angry at this, sent Mercury to bind Prometheus to Mount Caucasus, where a vulture preyed upon his liver.

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Position in dictionary: 78549 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "prometheus": 1
Words that end with "prometheus": 1
Words that contain "prometheus": 1
Next words in dictionary: prominence, prominency, prominent, prominently, promiscuity, promiscuous, promiscuously, promiscuousness, promise, promised
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English Dictionary Definition of prometheus

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