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Pro·me·the·us

 (prə-mē′thē-əs, -thyo͞os′)
n. Greek Mythology
A Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind, for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.

[Latin Promētheus, from Greek.]

Prometheus

(prəˈmiːθɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Titan, who stole fire from Olympus to give to mankind and in punishment was chained to a rock, where an eagle tore at his liver until Hercules freed him

Pro•me•the•us

(prəˈmi θi əs, -θyus)

n.
a Titan in Greek myth who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind in defiance of Zeus: in revenge, Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock where an eagle tore at his liver until he was finally released by Hercules.
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Noun1.Prometheus - (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankindPrometheus - (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations
Prometeus
Prometeu

Prometheus

[prəˈmiːθjuːs] NPrometeo

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[prəˈmiːθɪəs] nPrometeo
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Aceitar a condicao de Prometeu e considerar que todos devemos ser Prometeus e, assim, o novo imperativo categorico dos novos regimes democraticos contemporaneos.
Alem de editor-junior da revista de filosofia Prometeus (9), Rodrigo Pinto de Brito e o responsavel, junto com Cesar Kiraly, doutor em filosofia, professor da UFF e autor de Ceticismo e Politica (Sao Paulo: Giz editorial, 2012), pela organizacao dos Coloquios sobre Ceticismo, evento que ocorre desde 2012 no Rio de Janeiro.
Thus it is not surprising that the concept of Marx considered the mythical Prometeus to be the moral ideal.