Prometheus

(3 syl.) made men of clay, and stole fire from heaven to animate them. For this he was chained by Zeus to Mount Caucasus, where an eagle preyed on his liver daily. The word means Forethought, and one of his brothers was Epimetheus or Afterthought.

Faster bound to Aaron's charming eyes
Than is Prometheus tied to Caucasus.

Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, ii. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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