Prometheus was the Titan god of Fire. He gave fire to mankind and was punished for doing so. Prometheus is sometimes called a Titan; however, he did not belong to the Titans. Although, he was the son of the Titan Iapetus. The name Prometheus signifies "forethought." Others believe that Prometheus was the son of Themis, or of Uranus, or of the Titan Eurymedon. Prometheus was a brother to Atlas, Epimetheus, and Menoetius. Prometheus is said to be the father of Deucalion. He is also said to be the father of Lycus and Chimareus. His wife is believed to be Asia.

Zeus and Fire

Prometheus had a view to deceive Zeus and was kind of like a rival to the popular god Zeus. Prometheus was said to very intelligent and wise but was also known as a traitor after stealing fire from Zeus and giving it to human beings. Zeus had no other choice but to punish Prometheus for the major crime he committed. The punishment given to Prometheus by Zeus was very brutal and out of control. He was tied to a rock tight enough where escape was near impossible. An eagle completely ate his liver every single day. The eagle would devour the liver and Zeus would have it grow back the next day just so Prometheus would feel the agony over and over again. It is believed by ancient sources that Prometheus definitely plays
a role in early mankind because he presented them with fire.
Prometheus, Titan of Fire