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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Pro·me·theus /-θiəs, ˌθjus/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·me·the·us n.  Class. Myth. The son of Iapetus (one of the Titans) and Clymene, fabled by the poets to have surpassed all mankind in knowledge, and to have formed men of clay to whom he gave life by means of fire stolen from heaven. Jupiter, being angry at this, sent Mercury to bind Prometheus to Mount Caucasus, where a vulture preyed upon his liver.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (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