What Is Prometheus’ Roman Name?

The Romans and Greeks both called Prometheus by the same name. In both mythic traditions, Prometheus was the son of the Titan Iapetus, and he helped humanity by stealing fire from the gods. As punishment, he was chained to a rock, an eagle devouring his regenerated liver every day.

The Romans retained the Greek origins of Prometheus, but added two significant details. The Roman Prometheus created men out of dust, a story that is reflected in the Biblical creation of man. Also in the Roman tales, Prometheus is cursed with a wife, the beautiful Pandora, whose curiosity leads to the release of all the evils of the world upon mankind.