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q.  was prometheus considered a god?
q.  did prometheus bring the world fire?
q.  was prometheus immortal?
q.  was prometheus punished for bringing fire to humans?
q.  who was prometheus parents?
q.  what is prometheus mainly known for in Greek mythology?
q.  what does prometheus mean?
q.  did prometheus have any siblings?

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Q.  Was Prometheus CONSIDERED A GOD?
a.  in GREEK MYTHOLOGY, HE WAS A TITAN.  TITANS WERE A FORM OF GODS.
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Q.  DID PROMETHEUS BRING THE WORLD FIRE?
a.  yes, ACCORDING TO  GREEK MYTHOLOGY.  HE DID SO AGAINST THE WISHES OF ZEUS.
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Q.  WAS PROMETHEUS IMMORTAL? 
A.  IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY, YES.
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Q.  WAS PROMETHEUS PUNISHED FOR BRINGING FIRE TO THE HUMANS?   
A.  ZEUS HAS HIS LIVER TORN OUT BY AN EAGLE FOR ALL ETERNITY UNLESS, CERTAIN EVENTS CAME TO HIM.

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Q.  WHO WAS THE PARENTS OF PROMETHEUS?                                          
A.  lAPETES WAS HIS FATHER AND CLYMENE WAS HIS MOTHER.

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Q.  WHAT IS PROMETHEUS MAINLY KNOWN FOR IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY?  
A.  PROMETHEUS WAS BEST KNOWN AS THE PROTECTOR AND BENEFACTOR OF MANKIND.  it WAS WITH HIS BROTHER, EPIMETHEUS, THAT MAN WAS FORMED AND MADE FROM CLAY.
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Q.  what does prometheus mean?
a.  Prometheus means "forethought".
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q.  Did prometheus have any siblings?
a.  Yes.  he had 2 brothers which were epimetheus and atlas.  Epimetheus helped prometheus in scalping mankind from clay.  he is also responsible for accepting pandora from zeus thus releasing many horrible feeling upon the earth.  atlas lead the revolt of the titans against zeus and was punished by holding the earth on his shoulders.
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