|Athena breathed life into man
Prometheus decided to trick Zeus. He created two piles, one with the bone wrapped in juicy fat and other with the good meat hidden in the hide. He than bade Zeus to pick, Zeus pick the bones. Since Zeus had given his word Zeus had to accept that as his share for future sacrifices. In his anger over the trick he took fire away from man. However, Prometheus lit a torch from the sun and brought it back again to man. Zeus decided to inflict a terrible punishment on both human and Prometheus.
Eachday an eagle the emblem of Zeus was sent to feed on his liver, which would then grow back to be eaten again the next day. (In ancient Greece, the liver was thought to be the seat of human emotion.) Zeus gave Prometheus two ways out of this torment. He could tell Zeus who the mother of the child that would dethrone him or meet two conditions, first that an immortal must volunteer to die for Prometheus and second that a mortal must kill the eagle and unchain him.
|Prometheus and Hercules
Eventually Chiron the Centaur agree to die for him and Hercules killed the eagle and unbound him.