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Prometheus Brings Fire
Name Prometheus
Other Names None
Debut Rebirth
Significance Promethia High School
Photo Earth painting of Prometheus [1]

Prometheus is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the Ancient Greek religion, he is a Titan who brought fire to mortals.

Lord of Kobol[]

Prometheus is important on Aerilon, giving his name to the major metropolis of Promethea; the higher education institution, Promethea A&M; and the Promethea Golden Horns pyramid team.[2]

Tamara Adama's school, Promethia High School, is named for him. ("Rebirth")

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Prometheus is a Titan, the supreme trickster, and a god of fire in the Ancient Greek religion. His intellectual side was emphasized by the apparent meaning of his name, "forethinker." In common belief he developed into a master craftsman, and in this connection he was associated with fire and the creation of mortals.

In Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound", Prometheus was not only the bringer of fire and civilization to mortals, but also their preserver, giving them all the arts and sciences as well as the means of survival.

Prometheus tricked Zeus into accepting the bones and fat of sacrifice instead of the meat. In retribution, Zeus hid fire from mortals. Prometheus, however, stole it and returned it to Earth once again. As vengeance on Prometheus, Zeus had him nailed to a mountain in the Caucasus and sent an eagle to eat his immortal liver, which constantly replenished itself.[3]


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  1. Photo: Füger, Heinrich. "Prometheus Brings Fire to Mankind" (1817), oil on canvas; Liechtenstein, The Princely Collections, Public Domain.
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. Prometheus at Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on August 2, 2018, edited.