"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.
Why does Prometheus steal fire for the humans?
He stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humans for one reason or another. The reasons vary, depending on who you read the story from. Some say Prometheus felt bad for humans and had compassion for them, some say he wanted the power, some say he wanted the to dethrone the gods and some say he was rebellious.
What is the lesson of Prometheus and fire?
When Prometheus stole fire from the gods, there were unintended consequences. He thought by bringing humans a tool he would make their lives better in every sense. But powerful technology must be used responsibly. Giving humans fire also meant giving humans a moral choice: to use the tool for good or for evil.
What does Prometheus seem to feel that humans should be?
Prometheus, according to Greek mythology, appears to believe that humans should be different from beasts.
Did Prometheus regret giving humans fire?
Through all his torture, Prometheus never regretted rebelling against Zeus. His name was 'foresight' and he had always known that humans would change the world for good or for ill.
How would you contrast the gifts Prometheus gives humanity with the gifts Epimetheus gives the animals?
How would you contrast the gifts Prometheus gives humanity and the gifts Epimetheus gives the animals? Prometheus gives humanity intelligence and Epimetheus gives animals strength, swiftness, and courage. Epimetheus gives physical powers and Prometheus gives humans intelligence.