Prometheus, the Fire bringer
In the ancient Greek myths we are told how Prometheus brought new life to Man by giving him the gift of fire. Prometheus saved Man from his ultimate destruction at the hands of Zeus. In giving Man fire Prometheus gave him life but damned himself in Zeus’ eyes and suffered mightily for his selfless generosity. The quality of Man’s life improved as each facet of this marvelous gift of fire was discovered: light, warmth, cooking, healing and the ability to forge and craft. Prometheus’ gift gave Man the seeds he needed to plant so that hiS life would grow and flourish. Fire became the basis for the Greek culture and ultimately all Western culture.