"Prometheus" is the name of the spaceship in Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel, but that name ties the main themes of the movie -- creation, belief, faith -- to a Greek myth. Prometheus was a titan who created humans out of clay and gave them fire stolen from Zeus to aid the progress of civilization. There are many variations of the myth, but in most of them, Prometheus is a trickster and big supporter of humanity, which causes him to fall out of favor with his fellow gods. His punishment was to be chained to a rock and have his liver eaten by an eagle every day. (The organ would grow back, and his punishment would continue for eternity.) In some versions of the myth, Hercules eventually unchains him.
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